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Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade

 Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade
My guests enjoy this refreshing cherry-topped drink. It's just right on a hot southern summer evening. And it's pretty, too.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 2 liters lime carbonated water, chilled
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 8 lime slices


  • In a large bowl, combine lime juice and sugar substitute. Cover and
  • refrigerate. Just before serving, stir carbonated water into lime
  • juice mixture.
  • For each serving, place 1 tablespoon cherry juice in a glass. Add
  • crushed ice and about 1 cup of lime juice mixture. Garnish with a
  • maraschino cherry and a lime slice. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 52 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.