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Very Cherry Vanilla Bean “Soda”

Serves 4.

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    Infused Waters

    Bright pink and subtly sweet, this cream soda-inspired infusion is bursting with vanilla flavour. It makes the perfect treat on a hot day.

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    Pitting cherries doesn’t have to be a messy chore. Remove cherry pits almost effortlessly by pushing a drinking straw down through the top of the cherry. This will push the pit out of the bottom.

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    Very Cherry Vanilla Bean “Soda”

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (250 mL) pitted and halved sweet dark cherries
    • 1 cup (250 mL) hulled and sliced strawberries
    • 6 cups (1.5 L) filtered water
    • 1 vanilla bean

    Directions

    01

    Place cherries and strawberries in large pitcher. Lightly press down on fruit with wooden spoon to release some flavour and juice. Pour water over top.

    02

    Cut ends off vanilla bean and slice lengthwise to open. Using tip of a spoon, scrape vanilla paste out of pod and stir paste into infusion. Add pod itself to infusion and chill in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

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