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This Tart Cherry Sparkling Lemonade is sweet, tart, and a little fizzy. It’s an easy to make fruit juice drink and is the perfect summer sip!
We’ve had several weeks here in the Midwest with the temperatures in the 90’s. Multiple trips to the pool have been helping to keep us cool. Guzzling tons of water and deliciously hydrating fruit juices, like my Easy Watermelon Juice also helps.
Lemonade is a summer favorite around here, too, and I’ve totally upped my lemonade game by adding tart cherry juice and sparkling water! It’s a little tart, a little sweet, a little fizzy, and a whole lot of fun to drink!
R.W. Knudsen began bottling organic fruit juices in 1961. He was committed to making juices of the best possible quality for his own family. Today, the company partners with growers around the country who share that same commitment.
Most store bought juices contain a lot of added sugar and I really appreciate the single fruit line of juices that are 100% fruit juice. They’re undiluted so you’re getting the maximum taste associated with each respective fruit – no juicer needed!
They’re perfect for mixing with other ingredients or drinking on all on their own.
I’ve been drinking this Tart Cherry Juice for quite awhile. I like adding it to smoothies in the morning. And sometimes I drink it straight up post-workout or before bed. Most recently, I’ve been enjoying it the most in the Sparkling Lemonade recipe you’ll find near the bottom of this post.
Organic Just Tart Cherry® Juice is:
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- All Natural Ingredients
- No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives
The Cranberry Juice is super tasty as well. It’s also USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, All Natural, Unsweetened, and contains No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives.
You could swap out the Just Tart Cherry® Juice in the sparkling lemonade and use the Just Cranberry® Juice instead if that’s more your thing.
Both of these R.W. Knudsen Family® Single Fruit Juice flavors can easily be found at Target.
If you’re anything like me, you visit your local Target store at least once a week. Most weeks, I make multiple trips.
Groceries, clothes, shoes, back to school supplies, home decor, bedding, make-up, toiletries, books, toys, furniture, electronics, gift and party supplies…I mean, what doesn’t Target carry?! They have everything I need, plus great items that I didn’t even know I needed until I spot it on the shelf.
Sometimes, at the end of the day once the hubby is home, I like to head on over to Target, grab a coffee, and just wander the aisles kid free. It’s a little like heaven on Earth, amiright?!
On your next Target run, be sure to pick up a bottle or two of these R.W. Knudsen Family® Single Fruit Juices to enjoy!
How to make the recipe
This pretty red summer sip is incredibly easy to make.
First ~ Coat the rim of your glasses with lime juice and sugar. This step is optional, but highly recommended.
Second ~ Mix the Tart Cherry Juice, fresh lemon juice, lime sparkling water, and agave.
Third ~ Pour the sparkling lemonade into the glasses over ice.
Fourth ~ Top off with an extra splash of sparkling water or squeeze of fresh lime, if desired.
Fifth ~ Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
This recipe could easily be scaled up for a crowd. Pour it into a large pitcher or punch bowl and float some lime and lemon slices for a beautiful presentation.
It’s a refreshing drink that’s as pretty as it is tasty.
Really wishing I was poolside sipping on one of these beauties right now!
More summer drinks
- Easy Watermelon Juice (made in a blender!)
- Iced Caramel Macchiato
- Pineapple Coconut Smoothie (like a virgin piña colada!)
- Green Vegetable Juice (that actually taste good!)
- Mint Matcha Smoothie
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Tart Cherry Sparkling Lemonade
- 1 cup R.W. Knudsen Organic Just Tart Cherry® Juice
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup lime flavored sparkling water
- 1-2 tablespoon(s) agave or to taste (optional)
- sugar and lime wedges to garnish optional
- If using the optional sugar garnish: Using a lime wedge, moisten the rim of two glasses. Sprinkle sugar onto a plate and dip the moistened rim of the glass into the sugar.
- Pour the tart cherry juice, lemon juice, lime sparkling water, and agave (if using) in a glass or jar. Mix well.
- Add ice to each glass. Pour half of the sparkling lemonade into each.
- Top off with another splash of sparkling water or a squeeze of fresh lime, if desired.