Homemade Cherryade

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A nice refreshing drink if summer ever does arrive!

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Serves: 7-8

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Tags: main · drinks · cherry · cordial ·


225g/8oz cherries, stoned
600ml/1 pint boiling water
piece of lemon rind
50g/2oz caster sugar
1 tablespoon of brandy (optional)


Put the cherries in a bowl and bruise them with a spoon and pour over the boiling water. Add the lemon rind and leave for 4 to 5 hours. Strain.

Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the brandy, if using.


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