Cherry Lemon Cooler

Ingredients:

710ml water
227g sugar
27g Northwest fresh sweet cherries, halved and pitted
237ml fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
Crushed ice
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
Northwest fresh sweet cherries with stems
4 long stems fresh mint

Directions:

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.

Tip:

Leftover syrup may be stored, refrigerated, up to one week.

4 servings

Cherry Lemon Cooler