Cherry Lemonade Recipe


This thirst-quenching pink Cherry Lemonade uses cherry juice to get the pretty pink hue and light flavor. Why serve the same boring lemonade that all the kids on the block are serving.  Try making this recipe and change up your summer lemonade stand.   Of course lemonade is not just for the children.  Cherry Lemonade is also refreshing beverage to serve at a tea party.  Imagine the possibility with theme parties or baby showers for this drink.  You and your guests will love this version of lemonade.  And of course it is pretty easy to make too.

Recipe by Lisa Jaworski. Lisa says, “I made the Cherry Lemonade in keeping with the pink theme.”  Check out Lisa’s Pretty in Pink Afternoon Tea Menu.


Cherry Lemonade

Cherry Lemonade Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Lemonade Recipe
Servings: 6 cups
Cherry Lemonade:
  • Juice of 5 to 6 freshly-squeezed lemons (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 4 cups water, cold*
  • Ice cubes
Basic Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)**
  • 1 cup water
Cherry Lemonade Instructions:
  1. Prepare Simple Syrup in advance and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. In a large pitcher, combine freshly-squeezed lemon juice and prepared cold Simple Syrup.

  3. Add Maraschino Cherry Juice, water, and ice cubes; stir until well blended.  Refrigerate approximately 50 to 60 minutes before servings.  Serve in tall glasses over ice.

  4. Yields approximately 6 cups.

Basic Simple Syrup Instructions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring.

  2. Remove from heat and let cool before using.  Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

* You may add more or less water to your desired taste.

** You can reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup, if desired.

Check out my tutorial on making Simple Syrup.



Cherries    Kid Friendly    Lemonade    Lemons   

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