A number of years ago, a friend got me hooked on Cherry Limeades from Sonic Drive-In. And since that day, I have never looked back. The only time I'll actually buy one these days though is when I can get them at half-price during their Happy Hour. The rest of the time, I just make them myself. This is so ridiculously easy, I'm almost embarrassed to share it....almost. Now, I realize you can go to Wal-Mart and pick up some premade Cherry Limeade. And that stuff isn't half bad. But I prefer to make it myself because I can control the flavors more. And I just think it tastes a bit more like the one from Sonic. Now, are ya paying attention? There's a lot of ingredients here, don't want ya gettin' lost.Ingredients:
1 (64 oz.) container of limeade
1 (10 oz.) jar of maraschino cherries (halves or whole)
¼ cup sugar, optional
Shake up container of Limeade well before using. In a 2 quart container, pour in Limeade. Now pour in the juice only from the jar of Maraschino cherries. Stir very well. Give it a taste. If it is sweet enough for you, stop there. If not, add sugar and stir very well to combine. Serve with ice. Add cherries and a lime slice to each glass.
Cook's Notes: To make this a bit more bubbly, just add some Sprite, 7-Up or Ginger Ale.