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Basil Infused Cherry Limeade

  • Author: Jessi Heggan
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1.5 lbs frozen dark cherries
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 12 fresh basil leaves


  1. Add the frozen cherries to the blender and let thaw some while you zest the limes and squeeze the juice.
  2. Add the water, lime zest and lime juice and puree in a high-speed blender until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and in to a medium saucepan.
  4. Add the honey and basil leaves to the cherry limeade mixture and let steep and lightly simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool to room temperature and then remove the basil leaves.
  6. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cherry limeade concentrate to a glass filled with ice and top with about 1 cup of sparkling water.


  • Serving Size: 8