Is there anything that says “Spring” like Cherry Lime-Aide? My daughter and I have been hooked on Ginger Ale for the last few months and so I made my own version of Cherry Lime-Aides using Ginger Ale and wow are they yummy. My precious grand-daughter, Jillian, is spending the night with us tonight so she helped me make some for supper.
Be sure to run to the store right away and buy the following ingredients:
Ginger Ale (I like the Schweppes brand)
12 ounce bottle of Lime Juice
Maraschino Cherries (any brand will do)
1 cup sugar
I like to make my own lime syrup - it makes these things taste SO yummy. Here's how: in a small saucepan pour in the entire 12 ounces of lime juice and a heaping cup of sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil one minute - just long enough to dissolve the sugar. Stir with a whisk. I use a funnel and pour this syrup right back into the lime juice bottle. Cool in the refrigerator. (This syrup will go a long way, so you won't have to do this step every time you make cherry lime-aides!)
Okay, now for the fun part. Fill a quart size mason jar with ice to the top. Add about 1/4 cup of the lime syrup and 1/4 cup of cherry juice. Pour Ginger Ale on top of that. Its starting to look like a real cherry lime-aide now!
Throw in a few cherries (and eat a few while you're at it)!
Then add a few lime slices, stir and drink immediately! (If you don't like cherries, you can leave them out and make a plain lime-aide instead. Just as yummy.)
As my husband and I are building our home and living the travel trailer life, these just seem to fit right in with grand-kids spending the night, animals under foot, the sounds of spring in the air, and supper on the picnic table.
Absolute perfection! Hope your Spring is the best ever!
For your convenience you can click here for a printable recipe. Enjoy!