Home > Beverages > Tart Cherry Spritzer Tart Cherry Spritzer February 8, 2017 | 3 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Special thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. An easy-to-make mocktail — Tart Cherry Spritzer using frozen Montmorency tart cherries, tart cherry concentrate, lime juice, and sparkling cherry water. With Valentine’s Day coming up quickly, I thought we’d all be in need of a delicious beverage, yes? And this mocktail is just the thing. It’s festively colored, delicious, and kid-friendly. It’s fun to share a drink with my husband on Valentine’s Day, but it’s also just as fun to make a special drink for my boys. Since drinks other than milk and water are a rarity in my house, they get really excited over any colored beverage. And these are no exception — the boys LOVE these drinks. And the best part is, they are quite low in sugar and high in health benefits! In this beverage I’m using two forms of tart cherries — frozen Montmorency tart cherries and Montmorency tart cherry concentrate juice. Montmorency tart cherries have been linked to protecting the heart (perfect for Valentine’s Day too, am I right?) 🙂 Researchers have found that Montmorency tart cherries may provide cardiovascular benefits such as lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reducing inflammation, and improving belly fat — and all of these benefits are linked to reducing heart disease risk. The drinks are easy to assemble and they also double or triple very easily. Alternatively, the recipe scales down easily too if you just want 2 or 3 drinks. We love fresh mint in these, but if you can’t find or don’t love fresh mint, these drinks are great without it. The real star of these mocktails is the cherry flavor. ?? Enjoy! More Drink Recipes: Lemon-Berry Slushies Punch Recipe Sherbet Punch Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade Sparkling Cranberry Lime Juice FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Montmorency Tart Cherry Spritzer 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe An easy-to-make mocktail -- Tart Cherry Spritzer using frozen Montmorency tart cherries, tart cherry concentrate, lime juice, and sparkling cherry water. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Montmorency Tart Cherry Spritzer 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe An easy-to-make mocktail -- Tart Cherry Spritzer using frozen Montmorency tart cherries, tart cherry concentrate, lime juice, and sparkling cherry water. Course Drinks Cuisine American Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Servings 4 drinks Calories 58kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 cup frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries thawed2 tablespoons 100% Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate8 teaspoons superfine white sugar4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice1 leaves bunch fresh mint3 cups wild cherry-flavored sparkling waterOptional: fresh lime for garnishPebble or crushed ice InstructionsSet out 4 glasses.Divide the cherries evenly among the glasses.Add in 1/2 tablespoon Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves into each glass.Mash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon.Fill up the glasses with pebble or crushed ice and then fill to the top with the cherry-flavored sparking water. (Divide the sparkling water evenly among the four glasses).If desired garnish with additional mint leaves and a sliced lime. Nutrition FactsCalories: 58kcal We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.