Summer is here and cherries are in season. This round-up is all about honoring cherries in a glass. You will find something for everyone, from drinks to cocktails to long drinks and smoothies and the cherries are the star of each and every recipe in this post.
As we usually serve cherries as a just pretty garnish on top of the glass, these cherry drink recipes make the fruit instead an integral part of the beverage with each sip. Sometimes cherries can be just as tart as they are sweet, but the fruit’s flavor is versatile enough to be part of everything from smoothies to adult beverages, and also strong enough to hold its own alongside other fruit flavors. When it comes to cherry-flavored drinks, the fresh summery flavor of bright red cherries is something that many people wish was around all year long. I hope you find something to enjoy!
Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who participated in this round up! I hope everyone finds a recipe to try. Personally, cherries are one of my favorite fruits out there and not only for their incredible health benefits, but also for the delicious taste and versatility. Cherries are good for you in any form or shape and I love them not only in the summer, but also year around in jams, syrups, desserts or drinks.
Tip: When you use cherries in your recipes, don’t throw away the stems. They make a wonderful tea that is very diuretic and good for the kidneys. Dry them out first, then make tea out of them. The cherry stem tea is a mild-tasting detox tea, a laxative and excellent for the treatment of urinary tract infections and kidney stones.