Cherry Red Lemonade

Red wine vinegar amplifies the sweet-tart personality of cherries in this lemonade. Lemonade with Zest author April White suggests serving it cold within a few hours of mixing.

2 cups pitted sweet cherries
1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons red wine vinegar
3 cups still water
Tools: blender, strainer

In a blender, combine the cherries, lemon juice, sugar and vinegar. Blend until fully liquid. Strain the purée through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids with a rubber spatula. (For smoother lemonade, strain twice.) Reserve the liquid and discard the solids.

In a pitcher, stir together the cherry mixture and water. Refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice. Serves 6-8.

Reprinted from Lemonade with Zest by April White with permission by Chronicle Books, 2018


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