Cherry Limeade

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Need a fruity, refreshing drink to ward off the warm temperatures? Then try our easy cherry limeade recipe. It’s sweet, tart, bubbly, and so delicious!

Oh man, Summer is about a month away and I am excited. It’s the time of the year when I feel my best. Warm temperatures along with plenty of sunlight. I can’t really think of a better time of the year.

With that being said, those temps can be get a little too warm from time to time. On days like that, I tend to reach for a cool refreshing drink.

So, in preparation for the hotter months, we’re sharing our cherry limeade recipe. The beverage is bubbly, crisp, and oh so satisfying on a hot day. The limeade strikes a good balance between sweet and tart.

Two mugs of homemade cherry limeade with fresh lime.

How to make a cherry limeade:

  • In a large pitcher or glass container, combine the soda, syrup, and lime juice.
  • Carefully combine the soda, cherry syrup, and lime juice. I say, carefully, because, the soda may fizz up as you add the other ingredients.
  • Serve the cherry limeade over ice and garnish with fresh lime wedges and maraschino cherries.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Collage showing how to make a homemade cherry limeade.

Easy Cherry Limeade Recipe Tips:

  • If you don’t have cherry syrup handy, you can try substituting grenadine or even Maraschino cherry juice.
  • Should you decide to use lime concentrate, start by only using two tablespoons. Then, taste test the cherry limeade soda before adding more.
  • For another unique twist on the recipe, consider substituting ginger ale for the lemon lime soda.
Cherry limeade served in a large mug with a colorful straw.
Cherry limeade served in a large mug with a colorful straw.

Easy Cherry Limeade Recipe

5 from 2 votes
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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 48 ounces lemon lime soda
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup cherry simple syrup, or cherry drink syrup like Torani or Monin brand
  • 4 cups ice

Instructions
 

  • Combine soda, lime juice, and cherry syrup in a large pitcher.
    48 ounces lemon lime soda
    ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
    ¼ cup cherry simple syrup
  • Pour over ice, and garnish with lime wedges and maraschino cherries. Serve immediately
    4 cups ice

Nutrition

Serving: 12ounces | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one 12-ounce drink. The calories listed do not include the cherry garnish seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary.
*Please see the post for tips and variations.
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