Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cherry Fizz™


This is great on a hot summer day.

1 - 2 c. pitted sweet cherries
1 - 2 tsp. sugar or your favorite sweetener (optional) adjust amount needed 
2 - 3 c. water
4 - 6 c. club soda

Rinse, pit cherries and cut in half.

In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Mix well to dissolve sugar.  Add cherries. 
Boil for a few minutes. Reduce heat and set simmer for 15 - 30 min, stirring occasionally until it's reduced.

Turn off stove, cover pan and let cool for 15 - 45 min.

Strain cherries and water through a sieve into a measuring cup. Let chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve: put ice in 4 - 6 glasses.

Spoon some of the cherry liquid in bottom of glass.  Pour club soda over cherry liquid. Stir and enjoy.

Serves 4 - 6.

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