Easy Cherry Lemonade

This easy cherry lemonade is a refreshing summer drink. No sauce pan or simply syrup are required. make this delicious treat in minutes for your family or your next backyard party.

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Easy Cherry Lemonade
Easy Cherry Lemonade Served Over Ice

Family Friendly Refreshing Summer Beverage

This family friendly Cherry Lemonade is one of our favorite beverages on hot summer days. keep a pitcher in the refrigerator. When friends and family stop over, they will be so happy you served them this delicious drink.

Easy Cherry Lemonade is Just Right

This drink is not too sweet and not too tart. It has just the right amount of sweetness and quenches the thirst perfectly. It is hard not to chug down the first glass and pour another one right away. At least, that is what my husband does. I must admit, I had two full glasses of this yesterday.

Pitcher of Refreshing Cherry Lemonade
Pitcher of Refreshing Cherry Lemonade

In the summer months, it seems we like to drink refreshing, cool beverages like this more often. Therefore, we always have a cold pitcher of this or another deliciousness waiting for us in the refrigerator.

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Additional Recipe Variations

If you are entertaining this summer, make sure that you have plenty of this lemonade on hand. Here are a few garnish ideas. If you happen to have dark sweet cherries on hand, they would make a lovely garnish. Be careful when adding cherries with stems or with pits as a garnish. People may not pay attention and choke on them.

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Today, I did not have any lemons, if you do, by all means, slice them and add it to the pitches or place a slice on the edge of the glass. Of course, I like to eat the maraschino cherries too. Fresh mint would add a subtle flavor and freshness to this drink.

Lastly, try different lemonade combinations. Today, I used the pink lemonade. There are lots of others that can be used too.

If you are not able to find Maraschino Cherries locally, you can find them here. Additionally, here is the lemonade mix I used today.

Glass of Refreshing Lemonade with Cherries
Glass of Refreshing Lemonade with Cherries

Turn this into an Adult Beverage

Add a shot of vodka to each class when serving this to adults. This will add just the right amount of kick without changing the delicious flavor.

This is a quick recipe that does not require any cooking. Just mix ingredients together and serve.

Easy Cherry Lemonade Recipe
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Easy Cherry Lemonade

This easy cherry lemonade is a refreshing summer drink. No sauce pan or simply syrup are required. make this delicious treat in minutes for your family or your next backyard party.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry, drink, Lemon
Servings: 2 quarts
Calories: 559kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups Country Time Pink Lemonade
  • 2 Quarts Water
  • 10 Oz. Jar of Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Lemon Sliced (optional)
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Measure 3/4 cup of the lemonade mix.
    Measuring Lemonade Mix
  • I like to mix this in a gallon glass jar and pour into a pitcher or glass as needed. Add the lemonade mix, 2 quarts of water and the juice from the maraschino cherry jar. Mix until the lemonade mix is dissolved.
    Mixing Lemonade Ingredients in Glass Gallon Jar
  • Add ice to your pitcher and glass. Pour in the delicious cherry lemonade and garnish with the Maraschino Cherries and sliced lemons if you have them on hand.
    Maraschino Cherries and Pink Lemonade
  • You can leave the cherries and sliced lemons in the beverage too for extra flavor if you wish.
    Easy Cherry Lemonade

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 134g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1mg

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