It is well-known in my family that I am NOT a water drinker. In fact, I have to force myself to drink water most days.
The only exception is when I’m killing myself on the treadmill and will die without water intake. Then it’s sort of a necessity. 😉 But just chilling around the house? Probably not gonna happen.
My problem is that I really, really love me a good soda.
Cold, bubbly, carbonated beverage. Yum. I don’t drink that much of it, but I do love it!
Do you ever go to Sonic Drive-thru? We have one on every street corner where I grew up, but not one single one where I live now. (SO sad!) Sometimes I crave a Sonic Cherry Limeade so badly, it hurts.
This homemade soda isn’t a classic Cherry Limeade, but more of a grown-up version using real fruit with the added twist of mint.
There’s something exhilarating about creating a fun, new drink. I love it! Especially when it comes out so pretty, with all that cherry red!
Plus it’s nice to know that even though I’m not drinking water, I am getting a serving of fruit with each glass, right?! And no added sugar…
Seriously, who needs water when you can drink these homemade cherry sodas, anyway?! They’re a fun drink to serve up with your next BBQ!
- 1 cup pitted cherries (I used fresh but frozen would would fine, too)
- ½ of a lime, juiced
- 3 mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
- ½ cup water
- diet lemon-lime soda
- Add cherries, lime juice, mint leaves, agave and water to a blender and blend up until smooth.
- Pour some of the cherry mixture over ice in a glass and add lemon-lime soda to the top. Mix and serve!
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