This light and refreshing drink is sugar-free, simple to make and it will cool you off!
I know I have been talking back to school and how many kids have already gone back, but it's still the beginning of August and it's still really hot outside. I love making easy, refreshing drinks for my whole family to enjoy without all of the artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. My kids love that this lemonade is "sparkling" too, and it's much better than soda.
I love all of the Vintage Sparkling Waters! There are 6 flavors: Cucumber Melon, Lime, Lemon, Original, Pink Grapefruit and Coconut. I personally love the Cucumber Melon and Pink Grapefruit but I decided to use the good-old-original one for this lemonade.
These Vintage Sparkling Waters are just what I am looking for in a drink. They are made with no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or dyes, no high fructose corn syrup or sugar, and no calories. Let's face it, sometimes you just need something bubbly, right? And we all know that sodas and diet sodas are not the answer!
Now let's get back to this lemonade...
It's pretty right?
I'll be honest, I once had a lemonade-like cocktail at a restaurant and they added sprigs of thyme so I kind of copied that. Thyme adds a subtle "earthiness" to the drink, which I like, but you can definitely omit it.
- zest of ½ lemon
- 1 cup black cherries pitted
- 4 lemons squeezed and juiced
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups Vintage Original Sparkling Water
- ½ teaspoon liquide stevia
- Add cherries, lemon zest and lemon juice to blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a pitcher.
- Add water and Vintage Sparkling water and mix well.
- Add stevia if desired and stir again.
- Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
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