Cherry Simple Syrup
Use this simple cherry syrup to create cold, refreshing beverages.
about 3 cups
3 cups water
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup fresh sweet cherries, halved and pitted
Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; add halved cherries. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Strain syrup into container with tight fitting lid; discard cherries. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
Store in refrigerator up to one week.