Bottoms Up Cherry Limeade
Your guests will enjoy this refreshing cherry-topped drink. It's just right on a hot southern summer evening. And it's pretty, too.
3/4 cup lime juice
sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup granulated (white) sugar (e.g. Splenda
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.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Amount per serving (1 cup): 52 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.