I recently bought maraschino syrup when I was making my Raspberry Swirl Fondue. Kirsch is almost always called for in cheese fondue recipes, and I like to use cherry syrup instead. It wasn’t until I came home from the grocery store that I realized that of all times, it wasn’t asked for in the Raspberry Swirl recipe. Go figure. As I was thinking ‘what in the world am I going to do with a bottle of cherry syrup’, it hit me. I’ve always been a huge fan of cherry limeade and with recently posting my Lemonade Cleanse recipe I was inspired. Made a few tweaks and this Healthy Cherry Limeade was born.
Not that I’m a huge soda drinker necessarily, but over the last five months I haven’t had one single drop. I was participating in a health challenge that prohibited the consumption of any type of soda beverage. Since I’ve gotten used to drinking water and the Lemonade Cleanse it’s rare that I venture much further away from that. Having discovered a cherry limeade that isn’t sugar-laden or pumped full of soda has got me stoked! Another delicious drink to add to the rotation that I don’t have to feel guilty about drinking! In the summer, when cherries are in full swing I’ll substitute the maraschino syrup for fresh cherry juice!
Healthy Cherry Limeade
Thhis Healthy Cherry Limeade is a delicious variation of my Lemonade Cleanse that will satisfy your typical sugar-laden Cherry Limeade craving!
- 2 small limes
- 1 tbsp. organic tart cherry juice concentrate
- 1/4 tsp. Stevia powder
- 7-10 drops liquid cayenne
- 32 oz. water
- Squeeze juice from your limes into quart jar. Add remaining ingredients. Mix together. Enjoy!
You can also use liquid stevia. We like the NOW Better Stevia Original Liquid Extract which you can order on Amazon, or at your local health food store. If using, you'll need approx. 7 drops (instead of the 1/4 tsp. powder).
Plus, isn’t is just the most gorgeous drink? I think so!