There’s nothing like a big glass of thirst-quenching Cherry Lemonade on a hot summer’s day. Easy to make and so refreshing. It’s so good, you’ll want to drink it all year long!
My kids go crazy over this Cherry Lemonade. It’s all natural and looks so pretty with its bright pink color. But the best part is it tastes amazing.
I’d say it’s restaurant quality, but it’s way better. I’ve had pink lemonade before, but it doesn’t come close to this Cherry Lemonade made with fresh cherries and lemons. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
Cherry Lemonade is a big hit at summer parties and get-togethers! Dress it up with lemon slices and few fresh cherries and it’s sure to impress your guests.
This Cherry Lemonade is super easy to make and takes less than five minutes once the cherries are pitted. No cooking, no boiling, and no sugar syrup necessary. You don’t even have to strain it if you don’t want to.
How to make Cherry Lemonade
To make the Cherry Lemonade syrup, pitted cherries are blended with fresh lemon juice and sugar. That’s it! You can strain it to remove the bits of skin if you like, but it’s not necessary.
You can make this Cherry Lemonade with still or sparkling water. When ready to serve, just pour over ice and add still or sparkling water. I like a 2 to 3 ratio (2 cups syrup to 3 cups water) of Cherry Lemonade syrup to water (especially if I’m serving it with lots of ice), but make it according to your own taste.
You can make it by the pitcher or by the glass. I like to make it by the glass if I’m using sparkling water to keep the most fizz.
My husband always manages to one-up me in the kitchen. He makes it with lime juice instead of lemon and then blitzes up the Cherry syrup in the blender with ice cubes and for a Cherry Limeade slushie. It’s so good!
How long does Cherry Lemonade syrup last in the fridge?
Cherry Lemonade is great for making in advance because it can keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. I love having a jar of the syrup in the fridge to make up a quick glass whenever I need a pick-me-up or the kids come in for a play break on a hot summer’s day.
Can Cherry Lemonade syrup be frozen?
Cherry Lemonade syrup can definitely be frozen. It will keep in the freezer for several months. It’s a great way to use up fresh cherries before they go bad.
Easy Cherry Lemonade
For the Cherry Lemonade syrup:
- 1 lb fresh or frozen cherries pitted (3 cups, 454g)
- 1 cup sugar (7oz, 198g)
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (8oz, 227g)
For the Cherry Lemonade:
- 5-6 cups still or sparkling water or to taste
- Glasses of ice
- Combine the pitted cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth and there are no bits of cherries left. Strain if desired, but it’s not really necessary.
- Combine the Cherry Lemonade syrup with still or sparkling water in a 2 to 3 ratio (2 parts syrup for 3 parts water), or to taste.
- Serve over ice.
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