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Honey Sweetened Fresh Cherry Limeade

Make a big batch or single serve, this Honey Sweetened Fresh Cherry Limeade is refined sugar free, zesty and SO refreshing! Freezer friendly!
* This recipe yields about 1 1/4 C (300g) of Cherry Limeade Syrup.
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Limeade, Homemade Cherry Limeade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 90kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

For the Syrup:

  • 1 C (175g) Pitted Fresh Sweet Cherries
  • 1/2 C (115g) Water
  • 1/3 C (90g) Raw Honey
  • 2 tsp Lime Zest
  • 1/3 C (55g) Lime Juice fresh squeezed (about two limes)

For the Limeaids:

  • 30 oz (850g) Club Soda
  • Fresh Cherries and Lime for Garnish

Instructions

For the Syrup:

  • In a medium sauce pot, add the cherries and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, mash up the cherries a bit then put a lid on the pan, slightly ajar so a little steam can escape and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the cherries are soft.
  • In a blender, add the cherries, all their juices, honey, zest and lime juice. Blend until smooth. If any solids remain, strain mixture using a fine mesh strainer.
  • Chill before making the Limeades.
  • Store the cherry syrup in the refrigerator for up to one week in a lidded container or freeze for up to one month.

For the Drinks:

  • For individual servings, fill each 8oz (225g) glass with ice. Pour 2oz (30g) of syrup into each glass, then top off with club soda. Stir, and garnish with cherries and lime slices.
    For a little stronger flavor, add more cherry syrup.
  • For a pitcher, fill a pitcher with ice. Add all the syrup to a pitcher, then top with 30 oz (850g) of club soda. Stir and garnish with cherries and limes. Serve over ice right away.

To Store:

  • Fresh cherry limeade syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week and in the freezer for months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Notes

Adapted from Whole Foods.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg