Delicious Cherry Limeade Recipe {Sonic Copycat}

Delicious Cherry Limeade Recipe {Sonic Copycat}

This recipe for Sonic’s Cherry Limeade is refreshing and delicious. With ingredients like Sprite, Maraschino Cherry Syrup, and Limeade Concentrate, it’s the perfect drink to cool off with this summer. This Cherry Limeade Recipe {copycat recipe} is a great drink for summer BBQs and cookouts.

Sonic cherry limeade recipe

Sonic Cherry Limeade

I just made this last week and the kids are already asking for more. It’s so refreshing and just the right balance of tang and sweet. We have always loved going to the Sonic drive-in, but this is such an easy recipe to make from home that it saves us the trip.

What I love about this recipe:

  • easy to make
  • tastes refreshing on a hot summer day and is sure to quench your thirst
  • perfect for summer potlucks and backyard cookouts
  • a great balance of sweet and tang flavors
  • total time – about 2 minutes or less!

Sonic copy-cat cherry limeade summer drink

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make Sonic’s Cherry Limeade In Advance?

Yes! This drink can easily be made a day in advance. Just stir before serving over ice. Be aware that soda does tend to lose carbonation the longer it is exposed to air. The flavor will not be impacted but you might not have as much fizz

Storage: Store this drink in a pitcher with the lid on and in the fridge

Serving: Serve over a glass of ice and with maraschino cherries for garnish

Can I make this Cherry Limeade from Diet Soda?

Yes. You can definitely substitute regular lemon-lime soda for diet soda

Tips and Tricks:

  • you can substitute grenadine for maraschino cherry syrup, but I don’t think the flavor will be exactly the same
  • easily cut the recipe in half  to serve fewer drinks, or double the recipe to feed a larger crowd
  • turn leftovers into a slush, by freezing them and then placing it partially thawed into a blender and blending into a slush

cherry limeade Sonic copy-cat drink for summer

If you are ready to make this recipe on a hot day, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • lemon-lime soda like Sprite, or 7up
  • frozen limeade concentrate – find this in the freezer section at your local grocery store
  • maraschino cherries – I like to use the cherries with stems on for a pretty garnish but if you can only find cherries without stems, that’s perfectly fine
  • fresh lime slice – used for a garnish, but if you squeeze a wedge of lime into your drink I bet it’s so delicious!
  • ice – you’ll want ice to pour over. The favorite ice for this drink is of course Sonic ice, which is the same as pellet ice, or pebble ice – a smaller form of ice that is flakes of shaved that is made into a mold of pellets. These little bits of ice make it easier to chew and less risk of hurting a tooth

cherry limeade Sonic copy-cat drink for summer

How do you make Cherry Limeade {Sonic Copy-Cat}?

Directions:

full recipe found in printable below

  • It’s as simple as mixing the ingredients together directly into a  large pitcher (Sprite, maraschino cherry juice – directly out of the maraschino cherry jar, and frozen limeade concentrate)
  • pour mixture over ice
  • optional: garnish with fresh lime slices and maraschino cherries

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Delicious Cherry Limeade Recipe {Sonic Copycat}

A refreshing drink that’s easy to make and delicious on a hot summer day.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 54 minute
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 liters of lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7-Up
  • 1 (12 oz.) frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 (19 oz.) jar of maraschino cherries
  • 12 lime for garnish
  • ice for serving

 

Instructions

  • in a large pitcher, pour the soda, lime concentrate, and juice from the maraschino cherry jar
  • stir to combine
  • pour into individual glasses filled with ice and garnish with fresh lime and cherries

Notes

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make Sonic’s Cherry Limeade In Advance?

Yes! This drink can easily be made a day in advance. Just stir before serving over ice. Be aware that soda does tend to lose carbonation the longer it is exposed to air. The flavor will not be impacted but you might not have as much fizz

Storage: Store this drink in a pitcher with the lid on and in the fridge

Serving: Serve over a glass of ice and with maraschino cherries for garnish

Can I make this Cherry Limeade from Diet Soda?

Yes. You can definitely substitute regular lemon-lime soda for diet soda

Tips and Tricks:

  • you can substitute grenadine for maraschino cherry syrup, but I don’t think the flavor will be exactly the same
  • easily cut the recipe in half  to serve fewer drinks, or double the recipe to feed a larger crowd
  • turn leftovers into a slush, by freezing them and then placing it partially thawed into a blender and blending into a slush

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