Thursday, July 7, 2011

Black Cherry Lemonade Mixer: A Healthy Drink Recipe


For the first time ever, I bought some 100% black cherry juice.  Intrigued by the health benefits of cherries, I tasted it and decided to find a way to mix it with other flavors to create something more drinkable.   We still have a cut watermelon in our refrigerator from the 4th of July, so I used some of the juice to balance the strong black cherry flavor. 
 
     Here's what I mixed:
    • Black cherry juice
    • Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
    • Water (or seltzer water), chilled
    • Watermelon juice
    • Maple syrup

    Directions:

    Mix lemon juice, water, and maple syrup to taste, until you have a good lemonade.  Add equal amounts of watermelon juice and black cherry juice.  Stir and enjoy!




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    4 comments:

    Alicia said...

    Oooh, that sounds perfect for this Florida heat!!! I've never tried black cherry juice before...

    joyceandnorm said...

    That looks really good. I've never tried black cherry juice before either. Thanks for sharing. I think my husband will enjoy this.

    Katie said...

    I've never seen or heard of black cherry juice or it's benefits. The drink sounds delicious though.

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