Recipe – Tart Cherry Syrup and Juice


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ready In: 2 minutes

Serves: 2


For the syrup:

  • 2 cup tart cherries, washed and drained
  • Sugar: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: 3 Cup

For 1 cup Juice:

  • Cherry syrup: ¼ cup
  • Chilled water: ¾ cup
  • Ice cubes: As required


  • Add cherries, sugar and water in a large bowl.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cherries burst and become mushy.
  • Turn off the heat and strain the mix through a strainer.
  • Pour into jars.
  • Allow to cool before refrigerating. You can preserve it for 4-5 days.
  • While serving, add 2-3 ice cubes in a glass, ¼ cup of the Cherry sauce. Pour ¾ cup of chilled water, stir well and serve.

Alternate Method:

  • Blend Cherries until very smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on solids.
  • Serve Cherry juice over ice, in a glass.
  • You may add few drops of lemon juice, 1 pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar/honey.

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