Tangy Refreshing Cherryade Recipe

28 Jul 2010

Category: Recipes

 This traditional old fizzy favourite is simple to make and tastes so much better than bought cherryade, a delicious and refreshing drink for a hot summers day.  

Serves 4
300g cherries
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp water
Juice of a lime

Wash the cherries and stone them using either a cherry stoner or a small sharp knife. Place the cherries, vanilla essence, sugar and water into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes, making sure the sugar dissolves and the cherries are soft. Whizz the cherry mixture in a blender and then pour through a sieve, pushing it through with a wooden spoon. Stir in the lime juice and then put in fridge until ready to serve. Before serving the cherryade, put 3 tablespoons of purée into a glass with ice and fill with fizzy water.