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Homemade Cherry Limeade

ART, SWEET AND REFRESHING HOMEMADE CHERRY LIMEADE MADE WITH FROM-SCRATCH LIMEADE CONCENTRATE, FRESH CHERRIES, TART CHERRY JUICE, AND LEMON-LIME SODA! AN EASY, REFRESHING CROWD-PLEASER!
Course drink
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry, how to make, lime, limeade, Sonic
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 16 oz jar maraschino cherries (juice included, without stems)
  • 2 liter lemon-lime soda I used Sprite
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice tart or regular.

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan add lime juice and sugar over low heat.
  • Stir until sugar has melted and the mixture is syrupy.
  • Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.
  • Pour into a pitcher.
  • Add cherries, soda and cherry juice.
  • Stir and serve over ice.
  • Garnish with lime and mint if desired.

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Notes

The cherry flavor gets bolder as this drink sits so if you are making this for a party mix together the cherries, cherry juice, and lime syrup and let it sit overnight. Add the soda when you are ready to serve to keep it bubbly! Although I have mixed everything up the night before and it was still bubbly the next day.