3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup Northwest fresh sweet cherries, halved and pitted
1 cup fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
Northwest fresh sweet cherries with stems
4 long stems fresh mint
Makes 4 servings
Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries.
Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Strain syrup into container with tight fitting lid; discard cherries.
Refrigerate syrup until cold.
Fill a tall 12 to 16-ounce glass with ice.
Pour 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup syrup over ice and top with club soda.
Garnish with cherries and mint. Makes 4 servings.
Tip: Leftover syrup may be stored, refrigerated, up to one week.
Per Serving: 140 Cal., 0 g pro., 0 g fat, 37 g carb., 0 mg chol., 1 g fiber, 28 mg sodium.