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Every celebration deserves a signature drink. Whether it’s a cocktail or a refreshing, sparkling lemonade. Or in our case today, a sparkling cherry limeade!! Last summer my signature drink for gatherings was this sparkling strawberry cucumber limeade and everyone loved it! But we are taking things up a notch this year with another fruity limeade with a little dash of almond extract to our cherry.
I love adding almond extract to my cakes and pies but I love it in drinks too. Remember when these mango margaritas? We had a secret ingredient in it and we using the same here too. Almond brings out the flavor in a lot of fruits, especially cherries. I used Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Almond Extract in these cherry limeades! I also added a little bit of dark rum I had left over and it was a delicious addition. So if you are making this for an adult gathering, be sure to add a little bit of rum or vodka.
Now, I’m hoping all goes well with my final exam on Wednesday so I can celebrate with this cherry limeade. It will be perfect to relax with on a hot summer day or to bring along to a picnic at the park.
A refreshing sparkling cherry limeade with hints of almond. Perfect for any summer BBQ.
- 2 cups fresh cherries, pits removed
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup simple syrup, or more to taste
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Nielsen Massey Pure Almond Extract
- Sparkling water or club soda
- (Optional: a dash of rum or vodka)
- Garnish: lime wedges, fresh mint and cherries
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A superb and healthy combination of almond and cherry. I tired it and found the taste is amazing. Next time I will add pistacho in place of almond.
I loveee Nielsen Massey beans. Adding that to your drinks might make this tastes awesome and the best thirst quencher.
You know, I have never made a drink with fresh cherries before! Oh man, what rock have I been living under? Absolutely love this drink. And that dash of rum/vodka, definitely not optional 😉
Cheers to the exam! You’ll do well!! 🙂
What an innovative way to really bring out those cherry flavors. I can just imagine how delicious this tastes! Good luck on your exams!
Cherry drink! I would love that! 🙂
Hope your exam goes well! This drink looks like a lovely way to celebrate 🙂