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Sparkling Cherry Lemonade

Best Cherry Lemonade! Combining club soda, cherry syrup and ice creates incredible fizz. Seriously, don't take your eye off this sparkling cherry lemonade! | natashaskitchen.com

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The combination of club soda, cherry syrup and ice creates some incredible fizz in this sparkling cherry lemonade. Seriously, don’t take your eye off it when you’re adding the club sodie pop. Consider yourself warned.

This sparkling cherry lemonade is so delightful and thirst quenching. It’s perfect on a hot day and makes an impressive party drink. You can make the syrup ahead of time and keep it in the fridge up to a week!

This is how we used up the rest of the cherries sent to us from NW Cherry Growers and OXO as part of the 10lb cherry challenge. We went wild and made 2 recipes; the first was this Drunken Cherry Cake. Of course there are ~7 lbs that went unaccounted for. We ate them. They were bomb and I’m not sorry. 

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#82: Olivia of Servingsisters.com who wrote: “I would do the same thing you did. Experiment.:) …After eating a few pounds worth.;)”
#70: Inna who wrote: “With 10 pounds of cherries, I would make some preserves, cherry vareniki, and eat some fresh cherries. (Subscribed to your youtube channel)”
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Simple Ingredients for Easy Cherry Lemonade:

Everything you need to make a refreshing and thirst-quenching summer party cherry lemonade!

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How to Make the Best Cherry Lemonade Syrup:

1. Weight out 1 lb of cherries. P.S. This is the OXO Food Scale. If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend it. If you do already have one, give it to your sister and get this one.

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Rinse, drain and pit your cherries. These OXO strainers and bowls were handy; great for rinsing and storing cherries. I really really liked this set of bowls/colanders and they nest and store away really well.

How to Pit cherries

The OXO cherry pitter makes it easy and little hands love to use it too. (P.S. We’re giving a couple of these OXO pitters away; see details below!). These two kiddos sure got a kick out of the OXO pitters.

If your children are using these, make sure they are wearing an apron or their ugly clothes. Despite the brilliant splash guard on the pitters, my son ended up with cherry juice everywhere. He’s 4. He’s a boy. Need I say more

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2. In a blender, combine 3 cups pitted cherries, 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (you might extract more if you really get angry with your lemons) and 1 cup sugar. If you’re cutting down on sugar in your life, feel free to use 3/4 cup sugar. Blend until smooth. You don’t want pieces of cherry to get stuck in your straw

Creating Sparkling Cherry Lemonade:

1. Fill a glass half way with ice. Pour 2-3 Tbsp of your cherry syrup over your ice and add club soda to taste. I used roughly 1/4 cup syrup to 3/4 cup club soda. You can do it to taste.

Top with a fresh cherry (or 5) and serve. You’re gonna love the fizzle. My sisters both said this was restaurant quality except WAY cheaper!

Best Cherry Lemonade! Combining club soda, cherry syrup and ice creates incredible fizz. Seriously, don't take your eye off this sparkling cherry lemonade! | natashaskitchen.com

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Best Cherry Lemonade! Combining club soda, cherry syrup and ice creates incredible fizz. Seriously, don't take your eye off this sparkling cherry lemonade! | natashaskitchen.com

Sparkling Cherry Lemonade

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Best Cherry Lemonade! Combining club soda, cherry syrup and ice creates incredible fizz. Seriously, don't take your eye off this sparkling cherry lemonade! | natashaskitchen.com
The combination of club soda, syrup and ice creates some serious fizz. This drink is so delightful and thirst quenching. You can make the syrup ahead of time and keep it in the fridge up to a week!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$8
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups about 1 lb Fresh (or frozen) Northwest cherries
  • 1 cup lemon juice from about 6 medium lemons
  • 1 cup sugar you can use 3/4 cup if you like
  • 6-8 cups club soda to taste
  • Lemon slices and Ice to serve

Instructions

How to Make the Best Cherry Lemonade Syrup:

  1. Rinse, drain and pit your cherries.
  2. In a blender, combine 3 cups pitted cherries, 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 cup sugar. If you're cutting down on sugar in your life, feel free to use 3/4 cup sugar. Blend until smooth. You don't want pieces of cherry to get stuck in your straw.

Creating Sparkling Cherry Lemonade:

  1. Fill a glass half way with ice. Pour 2-3 Tbsp of your cherry syrup over your ice and add club soda to taste. It's usually 1/4 cup syrup to 3/4 cup club soda. Top with a fresh cherry and serve. You're gonna love the fizzle. My sisters both said this was restaurant quality except WAY cheaper!

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Enjoy this refreshing and crisp sparkling cherry lemonade! So yum!

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  • Tams
    June 26, 2019

    This is our go to summer drink (we use water instead of seltzer). This weekend we’re making it into a cocktail by adding a splash of vodka. I can’t wait. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing that Tams! Reply

  • Anne Mcilroy
    May 19, 2019

    Hello Natasha,
    This is my first time I have made fruit syrup. It tasted divine and got me though teacher correction. Hoe long does it last in the fridge and can you freeze it? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 20, 2019

      Hi Anne, after adding the carbonated portion, it’s best to serve it right away or within a couple of hours since it will be less fizzy but the syrup will keep covered in the fridge for about 5 days. Reply

  • Tammy
    July 29, 2017

    We did this using plain water instead of the club soda (we’re not fans of club soda). It was a HIT. Everybody loved it. Will definitely be a summer staple for us. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 29, 2017

      That’s great! I’m glad to hear everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Tammy! Reply

  • Helyn
    March 8, 2017

    Probably needs a 10 star rating option here.
    Have you ever added any alcohol and if so…what would be best?
    Might be lovely with a Prosecco or a champagne?? mmmmmmm Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2017

      Hi Helyn, I haven’t tried either of those but if you try it out, let me know how it goes! I searched through the comments and couldn’t find anyone who has turned it into an adult drink. Thank you for the awesome review!! 🙂 Reply

  • Jackie
    June 18, 2016

    Hi
    If using frozen cherries do I thaw them first. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2016

      Hi Jackie – it would be easier to blend if they are thawed. I think a high powered blender would do the job even if they go in frozen. Reply

  • Natasha
    May 7, 2014

    The sparkling cherry lemons looks very good Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      Thank you 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    December 29, 2013

    I love this cherry lemonade. I will be making it for new years eve! Cheers! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 29, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Happy New Years! Reply

  • Liz
    August 19, 2013

    Love cherries and would eat as many as possible. I’d make and freeze cherry pies for later use. Reply

  • Liz
    August 18, 2013

    Love cherries. I would eat as many as possible and make cherry pies for the freezer for later use. Reply

  • Ruslana
    August 17, 2013

    With that much cherries I would eat them and share with family 😉 Reply

  • Liz
    August 17, 2013

    I would eat as many as possible and do some baking for the freezer. Thank you. Reply

  • Terri B
    August 17, 2013

    I would make cherry pie filling and can it! Reply

  • Jessica
    August 16, 2013

    I’d eat them raw! Reply

  • Vera
    August 16, 2013

    What I will do with 10lbs of cherries? I will #1 eat them, #2 make this beautiful fizz drink and then make the cherry cake. 🙂 Reply

  • Vera
    August 16, 2013
  • Ana
    August 16, 2013

    Shared on fb! Reply

  • Ana
    August 16, 2013
  • elena
    August 16, 2013

    Cherries r one of my favorite fruits, so i would eat alot of the cherries raw, with the help of my family of course (there is five of us) so at least half would be gone just like that. I would
    definitely freeze some for later, we like compot . I would probably try the cake recipe too 🙂 Reply

  • Ilona
    August 16, 2013

    With 10 lbs of cherries, i would eat about half. I love Cherries!! and with the rest, make vareniki, cherry jam, and lots of pies! Reply

  • Oksana
    August 16, 2013

    Pinned!

     Reply

  • Christina
    August 16, 2013

    Pinned before I even knew it needed to be. I’m def. making this, maybe over the weekend.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/272749321155906290/ Reply

  • Christina
    August 16, 2013

    10 pounds means I get to make scones & pie & cake & beverages! Of course, some need to be just eaten. Reply

  • Jessica
    August 16, 2013

    With 10 lbs of cherries, I would make a decadent fruit salad Reply

  • Erin R.
    August 16, 2013

    Well, I (like most people, probably) can eat my weight in cherries so I’d probably take most of them down fresh. But a small batch of cherry jam might be in order! Reply

  • Liz
    August 16, 2013

    I would eat what I could and make cherry pies for the freezer. Thanks. Reply

  • Ana
    August 15, 2013

    I would probably leave a bowl on the table for me to grab whenever I laid my eyes on them, also would probably bake some muffins with cherries and give a shot at baking your cherry drunken cake! Reply

  • anna
    August 15, 2013

    I would make cherry pie. Reply

  • Liz
    August 15, 2013

    Eat as many as possible and then make and freeze cherry pies for later use. Thank you. Reply

  • Elina
    August 15, 2013

    I would make cherry cheesecake! Reply

  • natasha
    August 14, 2013

    i would make bulochki with cherries and them freeze the rest to make kompot later on. I always use cherry in my kompot. Reply

  • Irina
    August 14, 2013

    eat half of it and make the cherry cake then freeze the rest. Reply

  • Angela
    August 14, 2013
  • Angela
    August 14, 2013

    I LOVE cherries!! I would eat as much as I could eat! If there was anything left, I’m definitely interested in this lemonade and I would also probably make some cherry turnovers (maybe with a chocolate crust!) Reply

  • Irina
    August 14, 2013

    I would eat some of them and freeze the rest of them to make kampot:) Reply

  • Liz
    August 14, 2013

    I’d make cherry coffee cake and freeze rest of cherries to make cherry pie later. Thanks Reply

  • Svetlana
    August 13, 2013

    Shared on FB Reply

  • Svetlana
    August 13, 2013

    I would try this drink, make vareniki and drunken cherry cake with them. Yum! Love, love, love cherries! Reply

  • marina
    August 13, 2013

    I would try making this drink, freeze them and eat them Reply

  • MARINA
    August 13, 2013

    pinnedhttp://pinterest.com/pin/172614598190931526/ Reply

  • Katrina T
    August 13, 2013

    10 pounds is not all that much, considering how yummy they are… they would simply be eaten. My kids love cherries. Reply

  • Alla
    August 13, 2013

    Shared on facebook 🙂 Reply

  • lina
    August 13, 2013

    I would eat them!!! Don’t get enough of them fresh.. oh and I would make compot or this fizzy drink!! Reply

  • Alla
    August 13, 2013

    shared it on FB Reply

  • Alla
    August 13, 2013

    shared it on Instagram Reply

  • Alla
    August 13, 2013

    Eat them raw and make varenya, kompot, vareniki, cherry cakes and bulochki with cherries of course! Reply

  • Olga G.
    August 13, 2013

    Yumm! If I had 10lbs of cherries, I would be tempted to eat them all! Of course not in one sitting. 🙂 I love vereniki with cherries, and would enlist my sis in law to help me make the traditional Ukrainian cherry cake. This drink looks delicious so I would definitely give it a whirl! Reply

  • nadya
    August 13, 2013
  • nadya
    August 13, 2013

    Subscribed to your channel. Thanks:) Reply

  • nadya
    August 13, 2013

    10 lb of cherries – half eat , half freeze 🙂 Reply

  • Mila
    August 13, 2013

    Pinned on Pinterest 🙂 Reply

  • Mila
    August 13, 2013

    With 10lbs of cherries I would freeze some, make vareniki, make cherry pie and make this amazing drink you have posted!  Reply

  • Liz
    August 13, 2013

    Love cherries. Make cherry pies with a friend and then freeze them for later use. Thank you. Reply

  • Marina
    August 12, 2013

    If I had 10lbs of cherries I would make vareniki and eat as much as i possibly can while they are in season, cause in the winter I can’t wait when they are in season again. Your blog is awesome and very inspiring. Reply

  • Estera N
    August 12, 2013

    shared on facebook as well (as Esty) Reply

  • Estera N
    August 12, 2013

    Pinned at  Reply

  • Estera N
    August 12, 2013

    with 10 lbs of cherries….I would make this amazing drink for a family BBQ party. I’m always looking for new drinks for hot summer days and this would be a HIT with my family. Reply

  • irina l
    August 12, 2013

    if i got 10 ponds of cherries, id use all your cherrie recipes,eat bunch of them raw, and freeze some for when craving them:) Reply

  • irina l
    August 12, 2013
  • irina l
    August 12, 2013

    suscribed to your chanel:) Reply

  • svetlana lisiuk
    August 12, 2013

    with 10 pounds of cherries, i would make vareniki,kampot,drunen cherry cake,rulet,and would prob think of more things. also me and my kids wuld probaby eat at least half raw:) Reply

  • Taya
    August 12, 2013

    With 10lbs I would probably close then in jars to have them for later(: Reply

  • Taya
    August 12, 2013

    Pinned it!!! Reply

  • Jessica
    August 12, 2013

    I would eat most of 10 lbs of cherries plain and simple! Then I would use the rest for a pork tenderloin with cherry sauce & try your drunken cherry cake recipe. Reply

  • August 12, 2013

    I’m following your new YouTube channel. 🙂
    P.S. thanks for the giveaway! Reply

  • August 12, 2013

    I would do the same thing you did. Experiment.:) …After eating a few pounds worth.;) Reply

  • Liliya Vorobey
    August 12, 2013

    I love cherries so I would probably eat most of them as is with my hubby 🙂 then i would probably use the rest to make this and the drunken chocolate cherry cake! 🙂 Reply

  • Liliya Vorobey
    August 12, 2013
  • August 12, 2013

    If I had 10 lbs of cherries I would make this drink:) Looks amazing. I love coming up with different drink combinations for parties. We also made a mixed berry jam that included cherries and it was yummy. Reply

  • Maureen
    August 12, 2013

    Eat them first of all and then make a cherry crumble. Love love cherries. Reply

  • LRG
    August 12, 2013

    I would soak most of them in vodka to create ‘cherry bombs’. The rest would just get eaten. Reply

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