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Summer 2011’s Most Refreshing Drink

What’s the one drink that goes great after: mowing the lawn, a day at the beach, an afternoon at the dog park or grilling burgers and franks for 20 of your closest relatives? Lemonade! And cherry-flavored lemonade may be my favorite yet. Good news: debuting on our shelves this month, a luscious new flavor combination from Santa Cruz Organic that you’ll only find in our stores: Cherry Lemonade! Made with real juice, this full-bodied summertime cooler is also a refreshing idea for the planet. Santa Cruz Organic offsets its power needs with on-site solar power and renewable energy credits and they have an enviable 96% recycling rate, too. Known for creating some of the best lemonade available, our long-time partner Santa Cruz Organic planted their deep roots in the 1970s by revitalizing abandoned orchards in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, an area known for producing high-quality fruit bursting with flavor. We recommend keeping a few bottles in the pantry or fridge for when you need a chilled pick-me-up after weeding the garden or when company drops in. I recommend garnishing this blushing lemonade with fresh cherries or perhaps a refreshing sprig of mint. Give it a try and let us know how you would garnish it!

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Danielle says …

Garnish to resemble a Marguerita, brushing the rim of the glass with some of the lemonade first, then dipping the rim in your choice of sugar.

SusieBeeOnMaui (Eat Little, Eat Big) says …

I'll look for it locally-sounds tasty. For garnish, how about some muddled basil and a splash of sparkling water?

Jerry Martin Davis says …

Water, delicious water. No additives. Who says water is tasteless? Water tastes like life. Actually it tastes like water and it happens to be the most delicious taste in da world! Now, a waterdown lemonade, waterdown cranberry, or one, only one, really cold beer will work.

Joe says …

It should be super, but too heavy for me to carry. I need two busses to get to Whole Foods. Not easy to make two trips.

Emma says …

Half cherry lemonade half diet lemon lime soda is delicious! And half the calories per glass!

Kimberly Reed says …

I would garnish it with a long toothpick of cherries and orange slice....perhaps even a sprig of mint!! Kimberly Reed

Organic Size Me says …

This looks like the PERFECT summer drink. Can't wait to try it.

frances baltazar says …

meyers lemon, fresh mint or raspberries from my garden.

Di says …

I buy a case at a time! Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy.

stacy says …

mint and a bit of ginger!

Amy L says …

selzer with a splash and cranberry and a wedge of lime

Marjorie Gulliford says …

I am anxious to try it. What is the sugar content and does it have protein in it?