Cherry Limeaid

Photo by Janelle Shank

Photo by Janelle Shank

Yield: 2 servings

Juice of 1 lime

12 ounces seltzer or soda water

Cherry Syrup (recipe below)

Mint leaves (optional)

1 lime, sliced (optional)

Fill 2 8-ounce glasses with ice. Divide lime juice between 2 glasses and add enough seltzer or soda water so that glasses are half full. Fill the remainder of each glass with the cherry syrup. If desired, garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.

—Recipe developed for Edible Omaha by Julie Kolpin

 

Cherry Syrup

Yield: 2 servings

Photo by Janelle Shank

Photo by Janelle Shank

1½ cups water

1 cup sugar

2 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted and halved

Bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat in a deep, thick-bottomed pot. Add the cherries. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Pour the mixture into a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and push down on the cherries to release as much of the juice as possible. Let the mixture cool while the juice continues to drain from the fruit. Store extra syrup in glass jar in refrigerator.

Use in Cherry Limeade (recipe above) or serve over ice cream, pancakes or oatmeal.

—Recipe developed for Edible Omaha by Julie Kolpin

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