Valentine's Day Recipes

Cherry Lemon Cooler

Cherry Lemon Cooler


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Northwest fresh sweet cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, refrigerated
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda or seltzer
  • Northwest fresh sweet cherries with stems
  • 4 long stems fresh mint


  1. Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. Strain syrup into container with tight fitting lid; discard cherries. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
  3. Fill a tall 12 to 16 ounce glass with ice. Pour 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup syrup over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with cherries and mint.


Leftover syrup may be stored, refrigerated, up to one week.


Per serving: 140 Cal., 0g pro., 0g fat, 37g carb., 0mg chol., 1g fiber, 28mg sodium


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Washington State Fruit Commission

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