Cherries are readily available during the months of May to August. If you have them in your yard, you may not be able to eat all of them before they can rot as your fridge may not be able to contain them all. Using some of them in cakes can be an alternative that your whole family will surely enjoy. Another is to make cherry limeade every now and then, or…..EVERYDAY!
3 c. of pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
2 quartered limes, peel on and pith removed
6 c. of water
½ – ¾ c. of sugar honey or other preferred sweeteners
Cherries, for garnish
Lime slices, for garnish
- In the blender, combine cherries and lime. Add sugar, 2 cups of water, and ice if you want it extra cold. Blend until the mixture is pureed.
- Strain the mixture and add the remaining water through the strainer.
- You may put additional ice, garnish with cherries and lime slices, and serve.
- Adding more cherries can make your limeade sweeter and taste more of cherry. If you like it more lemony, you can also add more lime. Putting ice is your option too. If you have some runny nose or persistent phlegm, you can skip adding more ice. You can also use other sweeteners if you are not a honey lover.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes