Beverages: Non Dairy-Based Drinks: Cherry Citrus Spritzer

A refreshing alternative to sugary drinks, packed with antioxidants.

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research - www.aicr.org
Date: January 03, 2013

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x 1-cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins

Ingredients:

    1 (16 oz) bag frozen pitted cherries, thawed *
    2 cup orange juice
    2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
    2 cup club soda
    2 thin orange slices, cut in half

Directions:

    In a blender, purée the cherries (strain the juice to get rid of pulp, if desired). Pour the puréed cherries into a large pitcher. With a long-handled wooden spoon, stir in orange juice, lemon juice and lime juice.

    Place ice in 4 tall glasses. Pour the juice mixture over the ice and add 1/2 cup of club soda to each serving. Or, pour the mixture back into the blender and blend with a few pieces of ice on medium speed for a slushy effect.

    Garnish each glass with orange slices and serve.

Variations:

    * Can replace frozen cherries with pitted, fresh cherries.

    Instead of preparing individual servings, this sparkling fruit drink can be served in a punch bowl garnished with orange slices. You’ll have the whole party drinking to their health.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:78 cals
Kilojoules:327 kJ
Fat:0.0 g
Carbohydrates:19.0 g
Protein:1.0 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:18 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:2.0 g
Calcium:20.0 mg
Total Sugars:20.0 g

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