I’ve loved cherries since I was a kid. I remember other kids sticking up their noses at the cherry on the top of an ice cream sundae. I would happily slurp down the cherry that they would toss to the side. I still find the taste of cherries a flavorful surprise, and I’m happy to be partnering with Cherry Man today to bring you this Cherry Limeade recipe as part of the Laura Kelly Design Team.
I’m also featuring a coordinating Cherry drink stirrer (because drink stirrers, especially themed ones, are just plain fun!) that uses the discarded stem from the cherry. Read on for both the project and the recipe!
Cherry Limeade Recipe
- (1) 2-liter of lime seltzer water
- 1 jar of Cherry Man maraschino cherries (stems removed but keep the liquid)
- Juice from one lime
- Lime slices for garnish
Plan ahead for this recipe by placing all the ingredients in the refrigerator before mixing. The seltzer water will lose it’s “fizziness” after the bottle is opened, so this is a make and serve recipe.
In a large pitcher, mix the seltzer water, Cherry Man cherries (in their juice), and lime juice. Pour into individual serving cups, making sure to include a whole cherry or two in each glass. Garnish with the lime slices.
Cherry Drink Stirrer
- A plastic drink stirrer
- Discarded stems from cherries
- Glue Dots
- Cherry colored card stock
- Sizzix machine
- Laura Kelly Bigz Die Badge Icons 1
Cut out the smiley circle face from red card stock using the Laura Kelly Bigz Die Badge Icons 1 and the Sizzix machine. Cut TWO smiley faces for each cherry drink stirrer.
Place one red face on each side of the plastic drink stirrer. Use the Glue Dots to hold it in place. Place a stem in between the smiley faces to make a cherry.
Now you have you own Cherry Man drink stirrer!
My kids went nuts over this Cherry Limeade. I loved that I didn’t have to dump a ton of sugar in it in order for it to taste sweet. The sweetness from the Cherry Man cherries was just enough!
Are you a Cherry Limeade fan?