Cherry Lemonade

A cool refreshing drink for around the pool.
100g pitted fresh cherries
125 ml orange juice
50g caster sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
2 whole cloves
2 litres chilled lemonade
mint leaves
slices of orange
ice cubes
Stir the cherries, orange juice, sugar,cinnamon, star anise and cloves in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the cherries are soft.
Allow to cool
Strain the mixture through a sieve. Press the back of a spoon into the cherries. Discard all the solids.
Pour into a large serving jug. Stir in the lemonade.
Decorate with the mint leaves, ice cubes and slices of orange.
Serves 6 people.

About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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