I try to make a habit of not drinking soda and to mainly drink water and on occasion tea or lemonade. One day I saw a neat recipe on The Cooking Photographer for Radioactive Cherry Limeade. I never took chemistry in high school or college and didn’t want to make a huge mess, so I played it safe and made regular Cherry Limeade instead.
What you need:
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Small pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
- 10-15 maraschino cherries, no juice
- 2 tablespoons grenadine
- 3 to 5 cups cold water, to taste
- Maraschino cherries & lime slices for garnish
In a small pot bring sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Boil until sugar is melted and liquid is clear. Set aside and cool slightly.
Place all the ingredients together in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Be gentle and try not to smash the cherries. Chill and serve with garnishes.
I still haven’t bought a juicer and didn’t want to hand squeeze limes because that would take forever! I used lime juice from the store made from a concentrate. I had a hard time finding the lime juice because I had never bought it before (they keep it with the juices probably on the top or bottom where it is out of eye level).
If you will be consuming your limeade on a hot day I recommend making a little extra and pouring it into an ice-cube tray to make limeade ice cubes. This will keep your limeade from getting watered down with ice. I hope you enjoy!