Cherry limeade

Shoot, now I really wanna go watch Hairspray… NO TIME, JAIME! FOCUS! YOU HAVE A RECIPE TO CREATE!

“Are you gonna drink yours?” My husband, who didn’t wait for an answer before drinking mine too

Don’t worry, this recipe doesn’t come with a long explanation of family history, mostly because I made it up.

I will make a note about produce, however! As I was pitting the cherries (far easier than it sounds, actually; I used a small paring knife and my fingernails but here’s another way: How to Pit Cherries without a Cherry Pitter | One Quick Tip | Kitchen Confidante® ) I was humming a song from Hairspray! Seaweed J Stubbs was singing “Run and Tell that” and says “the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice!” Turns out that’s true for cherries. But seeing as the movie and song are both about integration and acceptance, I suspect the message had nothing to do with actual cherries. The line is true, all the same! Shoot, now I really wanna go watch Hairspray… NO TIME, JAIME! FOCUS! YOU HAVE A RECIPE TO CREATE!

For limes I used the smaller ones that come in a big bag at Kroger. They’re not key limes, but I bet that would also taste great!

My husband is something of a mocktail connoisseur, and he gives it 5 out of 5 stars… but he might be just be trying to get lucky.

Ingredients:

4 small limes juiced into ice cube tray and frozen for at least 2 hours

2 cups pitted fresh cherries

1 packet stevia

1/4 tsp pure lemon extract

Directions:

Add pitted cherries, stevia and lemon extract to blender and blend on low for about 30 seconds.

Add lime-cubes and blend another 15 seconds

Pour about 1/2 an inch or less in tall or short glass (a little goes a long way)

Fill to the top of glass with ice.

Top with club soda and stir well.

Garnish as you please and enjoy!

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