How to Make Fresh Cherry Lemonade

I make lemonade all the time with strawberries BUT cherries is also refreshing and oh so delicious.

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How to Make Fresh Cherry Lemonade Recipe
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For this recipe I used fresh cherries. I washed them and removed the pit. I used a knife to cut the cherries in half and removed the pit. You can also use a cherry pit remover😋

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If you prefer frozen just let it thaw before using it in this recipe.

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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Ok let's start, take a sauce pan and set it over medium heat.  Pour 1 cup of water

Ok let's start, take a sauce pan and set it over medium heat. Pour 1 cup of water

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To the water add the sugar

To the water add the sugar

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As soon as the sugar has melted a little add the cherries

As soon as the sugar has melted a little add the cherries

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Cook the cherries for about 10 minutes until softened.

Cook the cherries for about 10 minutes until softened.

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The cherries have broken down and released their juices☺️ it is now time to turn off the heat and let the cherry syrup cool down.

The cherries have broken down and released their juices☺️ it is now time to turn off the heat and let the cherry syrup cool down.

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Now comes the fun part. I used my vitamix blender for this part. You can use any blender or manually mash the cherries with a potato masher

Now comes the fun part. I used my vitamix blender for this part. You can use any blender or manually mash the cherries with a potato masher

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My vitamix does a good Job liquefying the cherries.

My vitamix does a good Job liquefying the cherries.

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My cherry syrup is all done

My cherry syrup is all done

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Now it's ready to go through a sieve to discard any leftover pulp that didn't dissolve.

Now it's ready to go through a sieve to discard any leftover pulp that didn't dissolve.

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I didn't have a lot. It's a good idea to press on the cherry pulp to release it's juice.

I didn't have a lot. It's a good idea to press on the cherry pulp to release it's juice.

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Pour the cherry syrup in a 2 qt beverage container followed by the lemon juice

Pour the cherry syrup in a 2 qt beverage container followed by the lemon juice

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Pour 4-5 cups of cold water to the container.  Stir and check for sugar and add it in if you like a sweet lemonade or leave out if you prefer it to be tart.

Pour 4-5 cups of cold water to the container. Stir and check for sugar and add it in if you like a sweet lemonade or leave out if you prefer it to be tart.

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Serve over ice. Enjoy. If your feeling adventurous try adding a splash of vodka or dark rum for a refreshing summer drink🍸(adults only😉)

Serve over ice. Enjoy. If your feeling adventurous try adding a splash of vodka or dark rum for a refreshing summer drink🍸(adults only😉)

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