Tested till perfect Cherry-Lime Cooler
Cherry Lime Cooler
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Cherry-Lime Cooler

Cool down on a hot day with this tart-sweet drink that is perfect for any occasion. Look for cherry juice in the produce or natural foods section. Simple syrup is made of equal parts water and sugar; it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Total time 5 minutes
  • Portion size 1


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppitted sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupblack cherry juice
  • 2 tsp 2tspsimple syrup, (recipe, below)
  • 2 tsp 2tsplime juice
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupsparkling water
  • 2 thin slices 2thin sliceslime
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In glass, muddle cherries with ladle or wooden spoon.

Add cherry juice, simple syrup and lime juice; stir in sparkling water. Add ice cubes and lime slices.

Additional information :
Change It Up

Cherry-Lime Vodka

Stir in 1-1/2 oz (3 tbsp) vodka to make an adult version.

Simple Syrup
Bring equal parts sugar and water to boil; simmer, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Let cool completely before using.

Cherry Ice Cubes
Add 2 pitted cherry halves and small mint leaf to each well of ice cube tray. Top with water and freeze.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 100 pro 1g total fat sat. fat
carb 25g dietary fibre sugar 21g chol 0mg
sodium 4mg potassium 242mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 1 vit A 1 vit C 10
folate 1
This recipe is featured on Your monthly meal plan: 31 no-cook recipes and Your seasonal food guide: Cherries
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