There's 101 reasons to fall in love with summer, but here in Ontario we're head over heels for the abundance of fresh local produce! August brings with it so many delicious fruits; peaches, blueberries, plums and sour cherries! These juicy cherries pack some serious tartness and can be tricky to enjoy on their own. We've created this simple syrup which is just that; simple.
Fruity syrups are a great way to jazz up any iced tea, tea cocktail or other culinary creation you can dream up. With no hidden artificial flavours or ingredients and fresh local produce you can feel good about sweetening up your summer beverages.
We highly recommend pairing this sour cherry syrup with one of the following iced teas:
1 pint Ontario sour cherries, pitted
1 cup organic cane sugar
Juice of 1 organic lemon
Splash of water (or tea!)
Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium heat in a saucepan, once it's reached boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 mins. Stir occasionally.
Remove from heat after 30 mins and press through a stainless steel mesh strainer, getting rid of all fruit solids. Allow the syrup to cool and store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for 7 days.
Add as much as you'd like to your beverage to reach desired sweetness, enjoy!