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Cherry Limeade


Gabriel Cole, Google Cafe.

This recipe was demonstrated on May 31, 2008, as part of CUESA’s Market to Table programs.

Serves 2


2 cups pitted fresh cherries
½ cup agave syrup
2 limes, zested and juiced
3 CO2 cartridges
1 CO2 canister
8 ounces water (or 8 ounces seltzer water if you do not have a CO2 canister)
Mint and rum (optional)


For the carbonated cherries

  1. Pit cherries and cut in half.

  2. Place all cherries in a CO2 canister and inject three cartridges. Place in fridge and store overnight.

  3. Just before serving, press handle and (VERY IMPORTANT) diffuse CO2 before opening canister and serve immediately. They will stay carbonated for about 30 minutes.

For the juice

  1. Place cherries, agave, lime zest and water in blender and blend until incorporated, about 20 seconds. If using seltzer do not add to blender.

  2. Place through a fine mesh strainer if you want smooth juice, or keep the cherry pulp if you would like. If using seltzer, now is the time to add it to the juice.
  3. Pour over ice and enjoy.



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