27g Northwest fresh sweet cherries, halved and pitted
237ml fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
Northwest fresh sweet cherries with stems
4 long stems fresh mint
Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain syrup into container with tight fitting lid; discard cherries. Refrigerate syrup until cold. Fill a tall 12 to 16-ounce glass with ice. Pour 60ml lemon juice and 80ml syrup over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with cherries and mint.
Leftover syrup may be stored, refrigerated, up to one week.