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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fresh Cherry Limeade!

Around our house, Mondays are special.

Wade is off work (usually) on Monday. So we have breakfast all together, and usually I make something nice for dinner.

I like to make Monday night dinner special, so I will usually make someone's favorite dish, or use candles, or we'll eat outside or something like that. (Do you do things like that in your family? Kids- and husbands- LOVE when regular dinner feels "special", so it's worth spending some time coming up with fun ideas!)

Last night, I made a pitcher of fresh cherry limeade, and served it at dinner! Then kids loved it, and so did Wade and I!

I added a small bottle of sparkling water to mine, so it was sparkling cherry limeade! Nicholas was so excited when I put this on the table at dinner!!

Here's what you need!
~1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (That was about 8 limes for me)
~1 1/2 cups sugar
~1 1/2 cups water
~2 Tb. grenadine syrup (it's by the alcohol mixing stuff at the market)
~5 cups water (I used 2 cups sparkling and 3 cups plain water)
~maraschino cherries and lime slices for the pitcher or glasses

Juice the limes and set that aside:
Then combine the 1 1/2 cups of water and sugar and bring to a boil in a pan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. What I did at this point was to put the lime juice, grenadine syrup, and the sugar water in a pitcher and place it in the fridge until dinner time. Then, right before serving, I added the additional 5 cups of water, the cherries and lime slices, and some crushed ice.

We have 4 people in our family and there was plenty for one meal. If you have a lot more in your family, you may want to make double.

I got this recipe from http://www.foodgawker.com/

Oh, and we had the make ahead Calzone for dinner last night- they were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Here's the link to the recipe: Make Ahead Calzone. You should totally make a batch- it was really nice to be able to just pull them out of the freezer and bake them. :)

Have a great day!


  1. That looks very refreshing. I was looking for something just like that for my husband's birthday party this Friday. I'm totally stealing this recipe.

  2. I can think of several additions to make this into a REALLY yummy cocktail.... :)

  3. This is the perfect drink for this time of year!

  4. I just made a pitcher of this yummy concoction with my middle son. YUM! The perfect balance between sweet and tart.

  5. We loved it too!!! So glad you enjoyed it!!