Cherry Lemon Cooler
Serving Size: Serves 4
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark-sweet cherries, halved and pitted
1 cup fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
a couple of dark-sweet cherries with stems
4 long stems fresh mint
Adapted From: stemilt.com
A refreshing and fruity drink the whole family can enjoy!
Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain syrup into a container with tight-fitting lid; discard cherries. Refrigerate syrup until cold. Fill a tall 12 to 16-ounce glass with ice. Pour 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup syrup over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with cherries and mint.