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three mason jars filled with cherry limeade and garnished with lime slices and maraschino cherries.
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Cherry Limeade Sonic Copycat

Refreshing Cherry Limeade is the perfect way to quench your thirst this summer! Cool, delicious, sweet and tart, this quick and easy cherry limeade recipe is a winner! One of our favorite summer drinks!
Course Beverage, Beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry limeade, cherry limeade recipe, cherry limeade sonic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 237kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 limes divided, you'll need enough for 1 cup lime juice plus sliced limes for garnish
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda you can use Sprite, 7UP, whatever you like
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cherry juice tart or sweet, your preference
  • 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries cherries and syrup will be used
  • crushed ice

Instructions

  • Juice enough limes for 1 cup of lime juice. I used about 7 limes.
  • Combine half of the lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat and bring just to a simmer stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool.
  • Add reserved lime juice, simple syrup, lemon-lime soda and cherry juice a pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Add the jar of cherries, including syrup for a stronger, sweeter cherry flavor. (Reserve a handful of cherries for garnish if desired.)
  • Add crushed ice to the pitcher is nearly full. Thinly slice 1 or 2 limes and add to the pitcher.
  • Serve over ice and top with additional limes and a maraschino cherry for garnish.

Notes

  • For a tarter Cherry Limeade, omit the sugar and the step of making the simple syrup and just add all of the lime juice in step 3.
  • Tools Needed: Citrus Juicer
  • To make this lemonade adult friendly, consider adding in ½- ¾ cup vodka, triple sec, or a light rum. 

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg