One of my all time favorite drinks, especially in the summer time is, a Cherry Limeade! There’s something about the lime and the fizz and the cherry syrup that so refreshing. Of course Sonic is always a go to for Cherry Limeade, especially during happy hour, or making it at home is really simple too. But finding other ways to get those same flavors is always an interesting challenge. When I saw Cherry Lemonade Donuts on Pinterest, it was a no brainer. And to be honest I didn’t plan on changing anything about them. The cherry and lemonade combo sounded perfect. Then I realized that while I didn’t have any lemons on hand, there were 3 perfect limes staring at me from the fruit bowl. DUH! <insert love for Cherry Limeade>
And while that sounds like the happy ending, I also discovered a love for something else during this process. Cherry Juice. I had skimmed the recipe and saw that she had used whole cherries, pitted, blended and strained to obtain her cherry juice. I knew that I wouldn’t have the means or time to do that. So I got 100% Cherry Juice at Trader Joe’s. OMG! If you live anywhere near a Trader Joe’s this is a must try! Not only did it make this recipe a ton easier, it is so good to drink. Slightly tart but so tasty. We even added some to a glass of Simply Lemonade for a nod to the original recipe. YUM!
Recipe adapted from Hot Polka Dot
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