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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 so tasty 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

Four photos of the process to make sparkling cherry lemonade

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 10 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
Keyword: Sparkling Cherry Lemonade
Cuisine: American
Course: Beverage
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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  • alla
    August 12, 2013

    I would eat the cherries lol.

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  • Liz
    August 12, 2013

    Love cherries. Cherry pie is my favorite. I would make lots with a friend and freeze the pies for later use. Thank you for opportunity.

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  • Nela
    August 11, 2013

    With 10lb of cherries, we would eat them fresh. However, since its just the 3 of us (Hubby, daughter and myself) they would start to become a little soft and I would then make cherry Sangria!!! (Hubby is from Argentina and loves his wines) Cherries would be a perfect addition to any wine that doesn’t meet his standards, turning any wine into a tasty Sangria!

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  • yuliya
    August 11, 2013

    With ten pounds I would give some to my mom, some to one sister, some to another, and some to my in-laws. Also I would make this drink.

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  • Tanya
    August 11, 2013

    I would probably make ALOT of your amazing lemonade and sip on it all day, to cool down.

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  • Oksana
    August 11, 2013

    If I had 10 lbs of cherries I would probably freeze a few lbs for vareniki, share a few lbs with my close family and friends and eat whatever is left 🙂

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  • Inna
    August 11, 2013

    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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  • Marne
    August 11, 2013

    I would like to try this drink! The rest would go toward Cherry Bounce. It is cherries steeped in vodka. Poured over ice for an after dinner drink.

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  • Inna
    August 11, 2013

    I would defiantly make drunken cake… (My favorite) lemonade and eat them. My kids love cherries 🙂

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  • Liz
    August 11, 2013

    I would make cherry streusel and freeze the rest.

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  • natasha
    August 11, 2013

    I would eat as much as I could! And the rest-freeze them and make Kompot 🙂

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  • Alena
    August 11, 2013

    With 10lbs of cherries I’d make the cherry cake of course, and vareniki and freeze and eat the rest!! Thanx for the opportunity!

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  • Ivanna
    August 11, 2013

    With 10 pounds of cherries I would eat some , bake cakes, make some cherry Kampot 🙂

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  • Karolina
    August 11, 2013

    If I had 10 lb of cherries I would make varenie, and drunken cake yumm!!

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  • Julie
    August 11, 2013

    I would definitely eat most of them as we’ll, lol but this drink you just posted found pretty good, would defiantly give that s try as well : oh yeah cherry pie is another ov my favorite

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  • Natasha
    August 11, 2013

    If We had 10 lbs of cherries, we would deff make the drunken cherry cake. Also we’d make some kampot, we love kampot.. Also we would make your cherry lemonade & some vareniki.. The rest we would just snack on:)

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  • Natasha
    August 11, 2013

    Pinned this giveaway:)… http://pinterest.com/pin/48343395973326547/

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  • olga
    August 10, 2013

    if i had ten pound of cherries, i would make kompot

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  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
    August 10, 2013

    This so amazingly refreshing! I can’t wait to make it with the cherries in my fridge!!! You are the Queen of Refreshing Summer Drinks!

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  • Nadia
    August 10, 2013

    Pinned it 🙂
    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/513691901217706868/

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  • Tanya
    August 10, 2013

    With 10 lbs I would make a cherry clafoutis, then a cherry pie and eat the rest!

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  • Bella
    August 10, 2013

    My toddler loves cherries. The cherry pitter is a great invention for feeding kids. We can go through buckets of cherries just eating them fresh.

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  • Alona
    August 10, 2013

    would eat some, then make vareniki, gotta try ur drunken cehrry cake as well! and, of course, this drink!

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  • viktoriya
    August 10, 2013

    i would…… make vareniki, enough to have sevral batches to freeze, some cherry crepes, and of course eat the rest raw!!!

    ps i shared on fb

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  • Masha L
    August 10, 2013

    well i would eat a good bit of them… give some to my in laws.. and than freeze some for winter time…and I would make a cake…

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  • Alina
    August 10, 2013

    I would buy a huge bottle of rum so that I could make a whole bunch of drunken cherry cakes, and give them to friends and family to enjoy. That cake is DELICIOUS!

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  • Felicia
    August 10, 2013

    I’d love to make some cherry danish!

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  • Alina
    August 10, 2013

    Wow 10lb of cherries would mean lots of hours not sleeping at night making jam or kampot and of course sharing with family.

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  • JewlsDimit
    August 10, 2013

    Pinned on Pinterest.

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  • JewlsDimit
    August 10, 2013

    My husband would eat all of those cherries raw. He loves fruits 🙂

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  • ligia c
    August 10, 2013

    i tweeted it https://twitter.com/NatashasKitchen/status/366070313986949121

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  • ligia c
    August 10, 2013

    i also shared it on facebook

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  • yana
    August 10, 2013

    pinned this. http://pinterest.com/pin/444871269412135110/

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  • ligia c
    August 10, 2013

    i pinned it on pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/398920479464244198/

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  • ligia c
    August 10, 2013

    i would make jam.

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  • Katrine
    August 10, 2013

    I pinned it.

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  • Katrine
    August 10, 2013

    I have so much ideas of what i would do with cherries, cooking, baking, anything. My family has many recipes for cherries. I would also try to make new recipes. But mostly my family would eat them because we LOVE cherries. We have three cherry trees, but they did not produce cherries this year. So 10lbs of cherries would be amazing.

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  • Oksana
    August 10, 2013

    I would make bulochki, and vareniki.

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  • Katerina P.
    August 10, 2013

    I would make your drunken cherry cake. Then I would most likely eat the rest of them raw.

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  • larysa
    August 10, 2013

    If I had 10lb of cherries I would eat them all raw

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  • lena
    August 10, 2013

    I would make a lot of perogies with such immense amount of cherries!

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  • Julia Y
    August 10, 2013

    Shared on FB

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  • Julia Y
    August 10, 2013

    Pinned 🙂

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  • Julia Y
    August 10, 2013

    I love making fun summery drinks and would probably make some with the cherries, but to be honest, a lot of cherries would be eaten!!

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  • Irene
    August 10, 2013

    With 10 lbs of cherries, I would browse through natasaskitchen recipes and make things with cherries in them 🙂 So far the drunken cherry cake caught my eye and this drink sure looks refreshing!

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  • liliya G
    August 10, 2013

    shared on facebook

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  • liliya G
    August 10, 2013

    if i had 10 lb of cherries i would eat them all because they are so goo!!!

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  • Nadia
    August 10, 2013

    If I had 10 lbs of cherries I would make vareniki with cherries, шварцвальдский торт и варенье (вишня в собственном соку)

    Nadia, tell me more about this cake! 🙂 – Natasha

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    • Nadia
      August 10, 2013

      It’s translates into English as Black Forest cake and it’s my favorite I did it as my birthday cake for my bday. You can find a lot of recipes online but I added little something to it 🙂 I have picture of it on Instagram and Facebook

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  • Nadia
    August 10, 2013

    I shared on Instagram 🙂

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  • Mariya K.
    August 10, 2013

    I would pit all of them and freeze so I can use them throughout winter in kampots and baking….

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  • Barbara Bradford
    August 10, 2013

    I have pinned your image at : http://pinterest.com/pin/265430971761197350/

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  • Olga
    August 10, 2013

    I would make cherry bylochki and kompot. and eat the rest

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  • yelena
    August 10, 2013

    i would make a cherry pie. Then eat whats left from them. My kids love them.

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  • ArizonaBill
    August 10, 2013

    Natasha, You do some amazing things with food ! And your Photography is nothing short of excellent.
    I’m a granddad so I think it’s ok if I say the picture of the little girl drinking the Cherry Lemonade, is adorable !

    We are about to resume our once a month “Empty Nesters” potluck dinners at my church in September and I will be taking a few of your creations for them to try. Don’t worry the card in front of them will read recipe from “Natasha’s Kitchen.com

    Also many thanks to you for your “Resource” section, it is helping me in my website development.

    Well it’s 11:35am here in Arizona and I’m about to fire roast some “Hatch Green Chiles” on the grill for some Green Chile Chicken tonight.
    Looked at the temp gage on the grill out back, and it is just below the “Ideal” setting. I haven’t started the fire in it yet! LOL that how hot it is in Arizona.

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  • Barbara Bradford
    August 10, 2013

    I would dehydrate, freeze, and make a rich cheesecake topping (also Canned) , then I would have to try your drunken cherry cake that you have already posted. That was just gorgeous.

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  • yelena
    August 10, 2013

    pinned!! http://pinterest.com/pin/7459155606216110/

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  • Kristin
    August 10, 2013

    Shared on facebook! But would also make a ton of pies!

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  • Vera
    August 10, 2013

    If I had 10lbs of cherries….
    I would make cherry vareniki and eat most of them raw. Yum yum

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  • Vicki B.
    August 10, 2013

    Shared on facebook 🙂

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  • Vicki B.
    August 10, 2013

    With 10 lb of cherries I would make vareniki, cherry pie, drunken cherry pie cake, this fizz drink, eat it and probably freeze or share (if there would be leftovers) 🙂

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  • lana
    August 10, 2013

    we like to eat them raw, make kompot and cherry vareniki.

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  • Liz
    August 10, 2013

    I would make cherry pies with a friend and freeze them for later. My favorite pie. Thanks for this opportunity.. Have a great weekend. Cute pics.

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  • Veronika
    August 10, 2013

    I pinned it on Pinterest.

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  • Calli
    August 10, 2013

    make lots of mini pies and bring them to work!

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  • Veronika
    August 10, 2013

    With 10 pounds of cherries I would eat them all and of course share with my family. 🙂 ….Maybe make a cherry pie and this cherry lemonade. 🙂

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  • Ilona volk
    August 10, 2013

    Pinned

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  • Ilona volk
    August 10, 2013

    I would freeze potten cherries and use them for kompot during winter.
    Pinned to pinterest

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  • Yana Popazoglo
    August 10, 2013

    Snack on them till we run out! Love cherries!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • TrishInFL
    August 10, 2013

    I already subscribe to your YouTube site!

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  • TrishInFL
    August 10, 2013

    I happily pinned this! http://pinterest.com/pin/493214596662164298/

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  • TrishInFL
    August 10, 2013

    I would make your drunken cherry cake, lots of smoothies and eat plenty of them as they are!

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  • Leslie
    August 10, 2013

    I’d like to make cherry pie and freezer jam.

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  • Vicki
    August 10, 2013

    I would probably eat most of them raw : )

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  • vicki Tam
    August 10, 2013

    Shared on Facebook!

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  • natasha
    August 10, 2013

    If I had 10lb of cherries I would make cherry vareniki,freeze some,make drunken cherry cake… and eat the rest with sugar 😉 Ok maybe I would share

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