Fill blender halfway with cherries. Add water. Buzz.
Each person adds sugar to taste.
Put a handful of star anise in a pitcher of water and refrigerate for at least few hours. Much more refreshing than plain water and better for you than soda or even seltzer! It tastes a little like black licorice, but I don’t like black licorice, and I do like this. You can use these pods more than once, adding more water as needed.