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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Cherry Lime-Aide Spring!


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
Limes
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!







20 comments:

  1. Dori....I love your pics, recipes, humor, talent, and all yes.. Cherry Lime Aid!..

    Of course your awesome grandchildren..and family!

    Blessings to all
    Lisa

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  2. Yum! Handy that I have to go to the store anyway, because i'm thinking I need some ginger ale, lime juice, and cherries! Mmmmm! Oh, this is Val. It's making me publish this under "anonymous".

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  3. Yummm, these look delicious! Your photos are fabulous! :-)

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  4. these look fabulous! can't wait to try them!

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  5. Looks delicious! Found you through Savvy Southern Style.

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  6. Looks so yummy!! My kids would love this!!!

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  7. I haven't made cherry limeade in ages! Yours looks delicious. Thanks for adding your recipe to Foodie Friday!

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  8. Those look so cute and refreshing! My boys would love this!

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  9. Greetings! I saw you on one of the 'parties' -- and this looks delicious! Oh, how I loved to eat cherries out of the jar when I was little, just like your beautiful granddaughter. :)
    I will have to try this, thanks for sharing.
    Best,
    Gloria
    P.S. After I leave this comment, I am going to become your newest Follower. ;)

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  10. Wow this drink looks so fun and yummy!

    Thanks for linking up at Beautify It Monday! We were thrilled to have such a great turn out for out first party! Features will go up on Saturday and we hope to see you back again on Monday for week 2!

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  11. I will certainly be trying this recipe. Just wrote it down and will be picking up ingredients soon. Looks wonderful! We like to order them from Sonic, so this will be great. Thanks!!!

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    Love this!
    Looks delish!
    XO

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