Tart Cherry Limeade

Cool down after a day in the sun with this inviting summer refreshment.

Make homemade cherry concentrate by boiling down pitted cherries until the juice thickens to the point of coating a spoon. Keep an eye out for locally sourced cherries at Northern Michigan farmer's markets during late July and early August.

This recipe courtesy of Kristina LaRue, via LoveandZest.com and The Cherry Marketing Institute.



  • 4 tablespoons 100% tart cherry juice concentrate
  • 2 cups pure coconut water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 6 key limes, juiced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


Whisk all ingredients together into a pitcher or large jar. Serve chilled.