Featured Food: Cherries


Cherry Lemonade


For the cherry simple syrup:

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 dozen cherries (pitted/stems removed)

For the lemonade:

1 cup lemon juice
3-4 cups water


To make the cherry syrup, heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture turns clear. Pour into a blender and add the cherries. Blend for 10-15 seconds and pour through a fine strainer set over a pitcher.

Use a spoon to press out the juice and discard the leftover skins. Add lemon juice to the pitcher and then add water (3-4 cups) to taste. Serve over ice.


Recipe by Rachel Crockett