Tuesday, July 24, 2012

drink up

Muddled cherries give this lemonade the perfect pink hue, without using anything artificial or sugar.

ingredients: makes 6

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 3 1-inch lemon peels
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 12 lemons)
  • 6-8 cherries


1.In a small saucepan, combine agave, lemon peels and 1 cup water. Bring to a gentle boil over medium high heat. Simmer until agave is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
2.Muddle the cherries with a mortar and pestle. Add to a large pitcher. Add water and lemon juice.
3.Remove lemon peels from the agave water and add liquid to the pitcher. Stir to combine. Serve over ice in mason jars.

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