The story of this Fresh Cherry Limeade is the perfect example of the reason I use Twitter. This creation, though the final measurements came together from my experimenting, was actually born last Friday through the information, expertise and efforts of myself and several other foodies who all chimed in to help. I can't take full credit for this recipe, because I couldn't have done it without these ladies. Here are the tweets that bring you this fantastic and refreshing drink.
My thanks go out to @HighChair @tspegar and @jo_jo_ba for answering my call! I really was stumped in finding what I wanted and you ladies helped me through! I think the only original addition to this drink (which really was quite the awesome addition if I do say so myself) was the vanilla in the syrup - which, even then was confirmed by my girls. I love you all and just can't say it enough!
I even had several requests for the recipe already and emailed it out - I know for a fact that @FieldsofCake has already made it and taken some stunning pictures (waaaay better than mine) and is posting her version which is a bit stronger flavored than mine. Mine was smooth, a little sweet, a little tart but not super strong (there were kiddos I knew wouldn't want it stronger - though some adults did). So, use your own judgment and decrease the water or increase your limes and cherries accordingly.
Here are the tweets that bring you this fantastic and refreshing drink:
PheMom: CALLING ALL FOODIES: Anyone made cherry limeade from scratch? I'm not finding any recipes so far using fresh cherries & limes.
HighChair @PheMom No idea, but I would haul out my juicer for those cherries.
@HighChair No juicer, but I'm thinking of pitting, pureeing and straining. Then making simple syrup w/ van bean then combine all?
@tspegar thanks! Can't wait to make this today now!
I would just throw it in the crock pot with pork as well. I'm a no frills cook, and that is one of our favorite meals. We put it in tortillas with a little bit of cheese, some tomatoes, and sour cream. MMmmmmmmm
So, Rebecca, please send me an email with your full name and mailing address and we will get your prize package of salsas and picante sauces on their way to you!