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This copycat recipe for Sonic Cherry Limeade is a must have drink to help beat the heat this summer! It’s fizzy, light, non-alcoholic and refreshing. Made with lemon-lime soda (Sprite), grenadine, ice and garnished with lime slices and maraschino cherries. It’s the most delicious way to cool off all summer long. While you’re making cold drinks, try another favorite from Sonic, Ocean Water!
Cherry Limeade – My Favorite Copycat Recipe
If you have never had a Cherry Limeade from Sonic before (or experienced happy hour there), then you are totally missing out. It is at the top of my list for favorite drinks. It is made with lemon-lime soda (sprite or 7-up), lime juice, ice and grenadine (made from pomegranates). Garnish with a slice of lime or two and a maraschino cherry.
Make it Diet Friendly
If you’re wanting a lower calorie, diet friendly version of Cherry Limeade, I have good news for you! You can use a diet version of any lemon-lime soda you prefer. I like to use Sprite Zero.
How to Make Sonic Cherry Limeade
Making this Cherry Limeade is really simple, but full recipe details and measurements are found below in the printable recipe card.
Combine lemon-lime soda, grenadine and lime juice together into a large pitcher.
Pour + Serve
Pour into glasses over ice (I prefer pebble ice). Garnish with lime wedges and cherries, if desired.
Making Cherry Limeade Ahead of Time
Like most drinks, it’s best when consumed quickly after mixing up, but can be made up to a day ahead of time and kept in the fridge.
Store leftover drink in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be aware that the carbonation in the soda will diminish with storage. You can also use the leftovers to make a slushy or popsicles.
Love Cherry Limeade? Try These Other Summery Drinks:
- Blackberry Lemonade
- Non Alcoholic Pina Coladas (Virgin)
- Strawberry Limeade
- Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule (Ginger Beer Mocktail)
- Mojito Mocktails
- Homemade Fruit Punch
- Frozen Lemonade
- Lime & Pomegranate Margarita
Be sure to save, print or bookmark this recipe. You’ll want to have it handy this summer! Enjoy, friends!
Sonic Cherry Limeade
- 1-2 liter bottle Sprite or 7-up, I used diet
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup grenadine
- maraschino cherries
- lime wedges optional
- ice optional
- Mix all ingredients into a large pitcher and serve cold. Garnish with lime wedges and cherries, if desired.