The Best Cherry Limeade
Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade is super easy to make and always a hit! Sprite, cherry juice and limeade concentrate makes it amazing!
A SUPER FLAVORFUL CHERRY LIMEADE RECIPE
A number of years ago, a friend got me hooked on the limeades from Sonic Drive-In. And since that day, I have never looked back. Now, I make mine a bit different than many Cherry Limeade recipes and I think this really is the best version yet! Its perfect for gatherings and is a fun and refreshing summer drink!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Sonic mixes lime juice and cherry juice with Sprite.
No. You can use any lemon lime soda you prefer.
First of all, you can find the limeade concentrate in the frozen food section of your grocery store near the orange juice concentrate. If you can’t find it then you can purchase pre-made limeade and mix 2 cups of the pre-made limeade with the bottle of sprite and maraschino cherries.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- frozen concentrate limeade
- maraschino cherries
- limes (for serving)
HOW TO MAKE CHERRY LIMEADE:
In a large pitcher pour in the Limeade concentrate.
Pour in sprite and maraschino cherries (including syrup.)
Stir mixture together (gently so it doesn’t bubble over.)
To serve, pour over ice and add a wedge of lime.
CRAVING MORE? GIVE THESE RECIPES A TRY!
The Best Cherry Limeade
- 1 2 liter Sprite lemon-lime soda
- 12 ounce can frozen concentrate limeade
- 19 ounce jar of maraschino cherries
- 1-2 limes, for serving
- In a large pitcher, combine Sprite, frozen limeade and the entire jar of maraschino cherries (including the syrup).
- Mix slowly
- Pour over ice and add a wedge of lime
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: July 2011
Updated and republished: May 2022
Super easy, tastes great! Perfect for a hot Summer day! YUM!!!
Do you let the frozen limeade defrost before you mix it???
Made this – loved it!!
Tried this and it was wonderful. If you are looking to save a few calories wal mart verision of crystal light in lime margarita and a splash of grenadine is really good.
Instead of using the juice from your jar of cherries, you can buy bottles of just the cherry syrup. I've been doing this for years…add it to lots of different beverages….cherry always makes it yummier!
AWESOME! Wish they made sugar free maraschino cherries and I'd be all set. I could drink a gallon of this by myself. Thanks so much for sharing.
How easy! Thanks for sharing!
One of my fave drinks as well, I am so going to try this, thanks for sharing!!
This looks divine and it's one of my favorite drinks of all time!
Love Sonic's cherry-limeade… thanks for sharing your recipe!
Looks so easy! Thanks
Awesome! I think I will serve these at my upcoming engagement party!
This looks so refreshing!
Yum, thanks for sharing!