Indulge in the perfect blend of sweet and tart with our irresistible cherry limeade. Refreshing and tangy, it's the ideal way to quench your thirst.
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This thirst-quenching concoction combines the lusciousness of cherries with the zesty tang of lime, creating an explosion of flavors in each sip. Whether you prefer it from Sonic or enjoy making your own at home, this drink is a go-to choice for those seeking a refreshing drink with a twist.
You can also use the recipe in various ways, from sipping on ice-cold glasses to adding it as a splash in other drinks like strawberry lemonade. So grab some maraschino cherry juice, limes, and soda to experience the perfect blend of sweet and tangy goodness.
Reasons to Love
- Perfect thirst-quenching option on hot summer days. With every sip, you'll experience the refreshing taste of sweet cherries and tart lime.
- Allows you to recreate the taste and nostalgia of your favorite Sonic drink. Making a homemade version gives you full control over the ingredients, and you can customize it to suit your preferences.
- Save you money in the long run. You can enjoy the same beverage at a fraction of the cost using simple grocery store items.
Only a few key ingredients are needed to make our delicious cherry limeade recipe which tastes just like the one at Sonic.
You'll need the following items for the recipe:
- crushed ice
- lemon-lime soda
- jarred maraschino cherries
Scroll down to the recipe card for quantities used.
To make our copycat Sonic cherry limeade, follow these simple step-by-step instructions. To start, Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.
Add cherry liquid.
Pour in lime juice.
Garnish with cherries and lime wedge.
Don't be afraid to experiment with additional ingredients in your cherry limeade. Here are some ways you can change up the recipe:
- Alternative Fruit Flavors: Experiment with different fruits like strawberry, raspberry, or pineapple to infuse new flavors into your homemade cherry limeade. You can even use frozen fruit for a more refreshing drink.
- Boozy Options: The addition of spirits can transform your regular drink into a fun adult version. Add a little vodka, rum, tequila, or flavored liqueur like cherry or lime-infused vodka.
- Frozen Treat: Blend all the ingredients with ice cubes until smooth and creamy to create a delightful slushy consistency. Top it off with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for an extra touch of sweetness.
- Use fresh cherries: Fresh cherries can be used instead of canned or bottled cherry syrup for bursts of natural flavor and sweetness. Pit and chop them up before adding them to your drink.
Creating a delicious homemade cherry limeade is easier than you think. Follow these simple tips to whip up the thirst-quenching drink on hot summer days.
- Choose limes that are heavy for their size with smooth skin.
- Adjust the amount of cherry syrup based on how sweet you want it to be.
- Squeeze more or less lime juice, depending on how tart you prefer it.
Want to take the drink up a notch? Scoop some lime or cherry sorbet into a glass and pour your cherry limeade over it. Or, make a hard candy lollipop recipe and use a lollipop as a stirrer.
Store any leftover cherry limeade in an airtight container to preserve its freshness. Keep it refrigerated to help preserve the flavors and prevent any spoilage. It is advisable to consume the drink within a few days for optimal taste.
Need a few more drink recipes to cool down in summer? Here are some of our favorites.
- Iced Americano is a refreshing coffee beverage.
- Pineapple and banana smoothie is full of tropical flavor.
- Blackberry tea on ice offers a delightful sip of summer in each glass.
- Coconut milkshake is frosty and creamy.
- Spinach strawberry smoothie is packed with nutrients.
- 1 cup Crushed Ice
- 12 fluid ounces lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7up
- 2 tablespoons cherry liquid from jarred Maraschino Cherries
- 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed (about 1 lime)
- 2 Maraschino Cherries for garnish
- 1 small lime wedge for garnish
- Fill a tall (16 oz) glass with crushed ice.
- Add soda.
- Add cherry liquid and lime juice.
- Garnish with cherries and lime wedge.