In Your Glass: Tart Cherry Juice

While practicing social distancing, why not try out these tasty cherry drink recipes? They’re sure to make you think about the warm days of summer on the horizon!

Cherry Lemonade

Juice of one or two lemons

¼ cup sugar or honey

2 cups Montmorency cherry juice

3 cups sparkling water


Lemon slices or tart cherries as garnishes

In a saucepan, combine lemon juice and sugar or honey over medium heat until combined. In a large pitcher, combine sweet lemon mixture with cherry juice and sparkling water. Add ice, and serve garnished with lemon slices or tart cherries.

Cherry Mojito

Serves 4

Fresh mint leaves

Two limes

8 oz white rum

2 cups Montmorency cherry juice

½ cup simple syrup*


Club soda

4 lime garnishes

Place fresh mint leaves in the bottom of four cocktail glasses. Squeeze half of a lime into each glass, and smash with a cocktail muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Add 2 oz rum, ½ cup cherry juice and a splash of simple syrup. Add ice and top with club soda; then add a lime garnish.

*Simple syrup

½ cup sugar

½ cup water

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, and boil until sugar is dissolved. Simple syrup will keep for a week in the refrigerator.