Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Everyone will enjoy this refreshing cherry-topped drink. It's just right on a hot southern summer evening. And it's pretty, too.
- 3⁄4 cup lime juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 liters lime-flavored soda water, chilled
- 1⁄2 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 8 maraschino cherries, with stems
- 8 lime slices
- In a bowl, combine lime juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, stir carbonated water into lime juice mixture. For each serving, place 1 tablespoon cherry juice in a glass. Add crushed ice and about 1 cup of lime juice mixture. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lime slice.
This is very refreshing, but just missed a little something. I might do as suggested below and add more cherry juice next time. I did make one gaff, which was to leave the lime slices in the pitcher, and it got very bitter (so don't do that!). Otherwise, refreshing :)
I'm not giving this a star rating. My copy of this recipe I got from Light & Tasty magazine. My copy says use sugar substitute. I hope to try this recipe soon. Thanks for posting this recipe! Christine (internetnut)
Added more cherry juice because I like it sweeter, but so good and refreshing.