Cherry Limeade Recipe

Cherry Limeade makes a refreshing drink. Made of a few simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, cherry limeade may become your favorite summertime drink!

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When I walk outside this summer, I swear it feels like I’ve stepped inside someone’s oven they’ve left on since the 1980’s making it hotter than hot! I keep thinking any day now I’ll step out and find a cool, gentle breeze blowing and zero humidity. Then, I wake up, realize we’re still right in the middle of summer and that I do live in the south. And, as my Grandmother used to say, the humidity is what makes Southern girls so sweet. Somedays, I’m feeling like I missed that part of the equation, but I definitely have figured out a couple of ways to stay cool through this record-breaking summer. Maybe that makes me sweet after all.

1. stay inside where there is an air conditioner set to keep you refreshingly cool

2. hang out in the pool or lake

3. find a huge fan and park yourself right in front of it

4. stand in front of the refrigerator or freezer with the door hanging open pretending to search for something at the back of said refrigerator or freezer (not that I’d do that or anything!)

5. douse yourself with ice as much as possible

Just to keep things in perspective, I find every way possible when I am outside to make Ranger walk quickly past me wagging his tail. That long furry retriever tail can stir up quiet the breeze.

Another way we’ve been keeping cool is drinking tons of cold drinks. I’ve loved throwing a cherry limeade into the mix to keep things exciting lately. Cherry limeade has long been one of my favorite summertime drinks whenever we visit our local Sonic and I was bound and determined to make one that tasted as similar as possible.

Cherry Limeade

Here’s my cherry limeade recipe. I hope you love it!

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Cherry Limeade Recipe

Total Time 2 minutes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cherry Limeade makes a refreshing drink. Made of a few simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, cherry limeade may become a favorite drink!
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  • 8 ounces Sprite or lemon-lime drink
  • 1/4 cup Juicy-Juice cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon Rose's sweetened lime juice
  • ice
  • maraschino cherries optional
  • lime wedge optional


  1. Pour all contents into a tall glass filled with ice. Stir together with a straw. Serve with maraschino cherries and a lime wedge as garnish (optional)

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23 comments on “Cherry Limeade Recipe”

  1. Anything with just one instruction gets my vote! This looks scrumptious and perfectly refreshing for summer – it will also go with the cherry limeade cupcake I had earlier.

  2. Perfect drink for the Texas heat

  3. Perfect summer drink for the Texas heat and Virginia humidity 🙂

  4. Can I just tell you how much I love you for this???!!! Now the hubs doesn’t have to listen to me cry about how I have to travel all the way in to town to get one. YAY!! You just saved me a ton on gas & I don’t have to WISH I had one all the time- now I will just make it.

  5. You had me laughing from the start. Yes, it is that hot here in Texas, too. And, my dog only has a nub for a tail, so that does not help at all! 🙂

    The cherry limeade looks delicious!

  6. A cool, refreshing drink is a great way to beat the heat and this is beautiful and seasonally perfect with all the cherries right now.

  7. I love all of those ways to stay cool – especially this drink!!

  8. Looks so refreshing Robyn!! Love it.

  9. Love your cherry limeade, Robyn! A glass of this would definitely cool me off on a hot afternoon. My grandmother always said the humidity is why Southern girls have beautiful complexions – because it’s like living in a sauna 🙂

  10. We love cherry limeades around here. Enjoy your vacation, Robyn!

  11. I definitely crave cherry limeades this time of year. Love this recipe Robyn!

  12. Such a refreshing drink – perfect for these hot summer days!

  13. I love this, Robyn! Perfect for another surface-of-the-sun day here in Arizona! Cherry and lime is such a wonderful combo and I’m a total sucker for maraschino cherries!!

  14. Oh how I miss the Sonic! Making cherry limeaid at home would be ideal!

  15. Hammock + this = BLISS 😀 xoxo

  16. This looks like cherry limeade heaven! It’s cooling me down just looking at it. Ahhhhh. 🙂

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  19. What a refreshing drink! Nice to make when the kids are in a pool playing,they will ejoy it so much for sure

  20. Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice-is that something you buy at the store? I live in Colorado and haven’t seen that.

  21. Good thing everything’s okay!! …these look amazing!! YUMMMMMMMMy!

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