Cherry-Mint Spritzer

Cherry-Mint Spritzer
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Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-infused mocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.

From EatingWell: July/August 2009
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed) cherries
  2. 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  3. 8 teaspoons sugar
  4. 1/4 cup lime juice
  5. 3 cups cherry-flavored seltzer

Preparation

Divide cherries, mint leaves and sugar among 4 glasses. Mash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in lime juice. Fill glasses with ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 63 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 130 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (15% daily value).

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit