I think I mentioned my youngest daughters penchant for berries a few posts ago. Well, maraschino cherries cause an even bigger problem around these parts. Not only does my littlest hover around any place maraschino cherries might even possibly be, like some sort of obsessive, stone-fruit deprived vulture, but my 6 year old is even worse.
No, she doesn’t try to shove every cherry she can get to in her mouth, disregarding any human life barring her way, but I promise you that hearing “can I have all the cherries when you’re done shooting” a thousand times per minute during the entire duration of the drink prep and shoot is infinitely worse.
CHERRY PINEAPPLE LEMONADE
If you read the paragraph above, it’s probably pretty clear that this drink is a huge hit with kids. Something about those maraschino cherries just seems to give some sort of youthful whimsy to anything they touch.
I’m on a bit of a layered lemonade kick this month(can you blame me?). Check out these three favorites if you are looking for more drink ideas:
Frozen Blackberry Basil Lemonade
Watermelon Cantaloupe Lemonade
This lemonade is super easy to make. The lemonade base is the hardest part and if you can juice a few lemons, stick them in a pan with a little sugar and water and bring it to a boil, you are money.
This recipe calls for frozen pineapple juice, for the sake of ease. If you want to use fresh pineapple juice, that would work just fine too. You’ll just need to add a little less water to the drink mixture, since it isn’t concentrated.
If you haven’t seen maraschino cherry syrup around before, it’s usually kept in the drink mix isle, where the grenadine and margarita mixes are. Add as much or as little as you like. I like a LOT of cherry syrup in mine. And don’t be afraid to add more maraschino cherries to garnish your drink. I prefer 7 or 8. My daughter prefers the whole jar.
I’m guest posting over at Just Between Friends today, so head on over HERE to get the Lemonade Base Recipe! Or just follow the link in the recipe itself.
- 1 recipe Lemonade Base, chilled
- 1 can Frozen Pineapple Juice
- 1 bottle Maraschino Cherry Syrup(found in the drink mix section of the grocery store)
- Maraschino Cherries
- Pineapple slices(for garnish)
- In a very large pitcher, mix together the lemonade base and thawed pineapple juice.
- Add water to the pitcher to taste, leaving the lemonade a little bit on the strong side because it will be poured over ice.
- To Assemble:
- Pour 1-2 tablespoons of cherry syrup in the bottom of a glass(depending on how much syrup you prefer). Fill the glass with ice. Pour the pineapple lemonade slowly over the ice until the glass is full. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple.
Matt Robinson says
Love the flavors in this lemonade Kayley! My 7 year old, Cole, LOVES cherries and does the same thing with Naomi when she shoots them too, so I can totally relate.
Thank you Matt! Can’t blame the kids for loving cherries! I feel the same!
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! These photos are beautiful, and what a fun spin on lemonade! I have a feeling it wouldn’t last very long around here! Yum!
Thank you so much, Justine! It will go fast, for sure! =)
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
This lemonade looks so sweet and summery! I love that it’s kids friendly – my brother is having a barbecue tomorrow for his birthday (today) and I think they might love this! I don’t have kids, but I have repeatedly heard from him “are you done yet? Can I get a piece?” so haha I can somewhat relate! Although with lemonade looking as yummy as this one does, I can’t blame your daughter! Pinning this one for sure!
Thank you Jessica! You’re right, we really can’t blame the kids, can we?! Thanks for pinning!
Tina @ Just Putzing Around the Kitchen says
Per usual, your photos are stunning 🙂 These lemonades are absolutely gorgeous! I want one RIGHT NOW, and I don’t even like maraschino cherries…(shh, don’t tell your daughters I said that)
Thank you so much, Tina! Don’t worry, me daughter would just say there are more for her! Though how you can’t like them is beyond me 😉
Pinned! Totally want to make these. I recently discovered my love for maraschino cherries when I made my own White Gummy Bear at home..These are next on my list!
Thank you Julia! What is a white gummy bear? Sounds yummy!
This looks like the perfect drink for cooling down in these hot Atlanta days. We’re in the 90s here. As always, beautiful photos, Kayley!
Thank you bunches, Bill! It’s been cold and rainy here, I’m jealous of your 90’s! Maybe next week we’ll get up there!
Crystal | Apples & Sparkle says
This looks so delicious. My inner child instantly started jumping up and down. I too am one of those that couldn’t get enough marachino cherries when I was little, Shirley Temples were my childhood signature drink whenever we were out at a restaurant. Ironically neither of my boys care for them, more for me I suppose. ; )
Thank you Crystal! I wish my kids didn’t like them so much, like yours. I have to hide mine! No joke!
looks like a refreshing drink!
Thank you, Dina! It is!
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if you cant make lemonade before time can you substitute with lemon lime soda like 7up?