Sweet and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day.
Photography and Styling by Stacey Haines
5 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
16 ounces cherries, pitted
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 9 lemons)
2 tablespoons Grenadine
Combine water, sugar and cherries in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Pour into a bowl; chill at least 1 hour or until cold.
Strain mixture through a sieve into a pitcher; discard cherries. Stir in lemon juice and Grenadine. Serve over ice.
Note: Also makes a delicious hard cherry lemonade.
Add vodka to taste.