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Cherry Limeade

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Cool off with a refreshing drink of homemade freshly squeezed cherry limeade. It is super simple to make and has the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Pitcher of pink cherry limeade next to glass of limeade and a lime half.

Cherries and limeade come together to make a tasty summer drink. It is quick and fun to make and is a perfect way to relax during the heat of summer.

We have been on a lemonade making tear this summer. We started with blackberry lemonade and that reminded us how much we like homemade lemonade.

Then we whipped up some homemade pink lemonade and it was every bit as good as we hoped it would be. They are both fun twists on the classic that are a perfect way to chill a bit on a hot summer day.

Limes, maraschino cherries and sugar water ready to be made into limeade.

We were tempted to whip up another batch, but we wanted to do something different. So cherry limeade seemed like the perfect thing.

There is no longer a Sonic in our town, so it would be a great way to get that classic combo in a homemade beverage. Of course it is totally possible and really fun to make. Now if only we could get that ice at home!

Tips and tricks

Squeezing limes will result in the best flavor, but a bottle of lime juice will work in a pinch. Use whichever you happen to have.

Dissolving the sugar in the water is pretty quick and easy. Just make sure the it is completely dissolved for the best experience.

Glass of pink cherry limeade with cherry and slice of lime inside.

Feel free to toss in slices of lime, more cherries or even bits of chopped cherries. Do whatever makes you happy!

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Half gallon pitcher of fresh squeezed cherry limeade.

Or make up some regular homemade limeade for something a little different that regular lemonade without the cherries.

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Yield: 8 Servings (1/2 gallon)

Cherry Limeade

Pitcher of pink cherry limeade next to glass of limeade and a lime half.

Cool off with a refreshing drink of homemade freshly squeezed cherry limeade. It is super simple to make and has the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (4-5 limes)
  • 8 Maraschino cherries and a few Tablespoons of juice

Instructions

  1. Put sugar and water into a saucepan over medium heat. Warm until all of the sugar is dissolved, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Juice limes.
  3. Fill a half gallon pitcher about half full with ice. Add sugar water and lime juice.
  4. Toss in a few maraschino cherries and a few Tablespoons of juice from the jar. Add water to taste and enjoy!
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Cool off with a refreshing drink of homemade freshly squeezed cherry limeade. It is super simple to make and has the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

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Amy (Savory Moments)

Saturday 28th of August 2021

This flavor combination sounds so good - super refreshing!

Carlee

Saturday 28th of August 2021

It really is tasty on a hot day!

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