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Cherry Lemonade

10 minutes
1 gallon

One of the easiest flavored lemonades you will ever make... and no sauce pan or simple syrup required!

Cherry Lemonade
One of the easiest flavored lemonades you will ever make... and no sauce pan or simple syrup required!
Cherry Lemonade

I am terrible when it comes to drinking enough water everyday.

I know that I am supposed to drink at least 1/2 my body weight in water everyday… but most days I barely drink anything more than my daily cup (or two) of coffee.

It’s a bad habit and something that I desperately need to change but I am just not the biggest fan of plain water.

Even flavored water is no fun.

I try, seriously I do, but it just doesn’t sound appetizing to me.

Cherry Lemonade

My husband is the same way. He will pick up a can of soda before he decides to drink any water.

Even when he says he is really thirsty.

I am not quite to that point and hopefully will never be because I’m not much of a soda drinker either.

I think it’s a little weird that he chooses soda first when thirsty because when I am really thirsty I’ll drink a big glass of water, usually about 20 oz in a single chug.

However, it’s still not the first thing I think of when I want something to drink.

Cherry Lemonade

It’s a terrible habit that I need to try and break. I don’t know why it’s so hard, I have kids that drink water like it’s going out of style.

I should just try and make it a game… maybe that’ll help?

Currently, when I’m looking for a drink I’d rather have juice or something that has flavor. Like this beautiful cherry lemonade. I don’t think it even lasted more than a day in our house.

My daughter chugged about 2 glasses before I was even finished shooting these images and then I downed the one in the photo when I was done.

Definitely something that I will be making more of!

And who knows… maybe this little water game will help me drink more water?

Cherry Lemonade

Cherry Lemonade

4.58 from 7 votes
One of the easiest flavored lemonades you will ever make… and no sauce pan or simple syrup required!
Yield 1 gallon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup stevia or sugar
  • 4 cups water


  • Add cherries and 2 cups of water to blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour through fine mesh strainer over gallon jug to get out any leftover pulp. Discad pulp.
  • Add rest of water, lemon juice, and stevia. Stir.
  • Serve immediately over ice or can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


Slight separation is normal, just stir to combine before serving.
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