Sparkling Cherry Juice

Total Time:
4 hr 45 min
Prep:
4 hr
Cook:
45 min

Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound sour cherries, washed and pitted
  • 2 pounds sugar
  • 1/2 pint water
  • Sparkling water
Directions

Place the cherries in a saucepan off the stove, pour the sugar over the top and let them sit for 2 hours. Add the water, and stir to mix the cherries, sugar and water together until the sugar dissolves.

Bring the cherry mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain liquid into another pan, pressing cherries with a spoon to extract all the liquid, and discard the cherries. Simmer the liquid over low heat until it is syrupy and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour syrup in a jar and store in the refrigerator.

To serve, place 1 to 2 tablespoons of syrup in each glass, fill glasses with chilled sparkling water and stir to mix.

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