Homemade is the best! I prepare this syrup concentrate before warm days arrive. It's great for refreshing and for cooling. The only drawback is the cleaning process. I use small handy machine for cleaning cherries, but it removes seeds one at the time. So you need patience and time to make this refreshing drink.

  • 3 kg cherries
  • 1,5 l water
  • 2 kg sugar
  • 3 packs of citric acid in a powder, one is 8 g, we call it "limontus"
  1. Clean cherries from seeds, add water and citric acid. Leave cherries soaked in water for 24 hours. 
  2. The next day, after 24 hours, drain and blend cherries with a mixer or a blender.
  3. Put blended cherries in a deep pot with the drained liquid, then add sugar. Leave mixture to boil for ten minutes after it starts boiling.
  4. Pour hot syrup into hot bottles, leave to cool and then close the bottles well.
  5. This amount is enough for the whole summer.
  6. How to use it? Dissolve some cherry syrup in cold water and drink it. If it's not very sweet, add some more juice or if it's too sweet, add more water.