Create some great memories this summer with …
The Cherry Limeade!
One of my favorite treats growing up was a Cherry Limeade. The first place that I ever had a Cherry Limeade was at a local Mediterranean “fast food” called the The Sheik. It was definitely a step up from a Shirley Temple my mom use to make me, 7 Up with a maraschino cherry in it.
I moved away from that restaurant for a while and THEN came along the wonderful Sonic and I was all over those Cherry Limeades, love ’em!
Cherries! Limes! Nice!
My kids also adore this drink and will consume it faster than I can make it. But God help me if don’t add enough extra cherries!
Cherry Limeades hit the spot! This drink is wonderful on a warm sunny day, great for parties for all ages and are so dead easy to mix up. If you prefer, you can buy the Torani Cherry Lime syrup, which I also enjoy using, or the Grenadine Syrup (which I love and reminds me of the Shirley Temples my mom use to make). This recipe is a Pioneer Woman kind of recipe and that means tasty. Without having to adjust any amounts, I found the flavors to be a great balance and perfectly sweet and perfectly tart. Yum, it’s a keeper!
On a side not, I use only half of what the original recipe calls for because of the size pitcher I like to use. If you have a punch bowl or a large enough size pitcher or jug to hold at least 2 liters, then definitely go for the whole amounts called for.
This is a great recipe to get your kids involved with lots of stirring. My daughter loves to help out, and is a great way for her to contribute to the “getting it done” in the kitchen.
Something I also like to do, is to add all of the ingredients to a blender, and whiz it up for a frozen treat on those extra hot and sunny days.
- 2 Liter 7Up
- 1 cup Lime Juice, I used the bottled Lime Juice
- 1 cup Sugar
- 10 oz jar of Maraschino Cherries and Juice of half the jar (about 1/2 cup)
- Limes, sliced
- Ice, enough to fill pitcher at least half way
- Chill 7Up, limes and lime juice, Maraschino Cherries at least 30 minutes before mixing together.
- Fill large pitcher at least halfway with Ice.
- Mix together the Lime Juice and Sugar until sugar starts to dissolve.
- Add Lime and Sugar juice and Maraschino juice over the ice. Add in most of the of Cherries (leaving some to serve/garnish individual glasses) and Lime Slices and top off with 7Up (pouring slowly!).
- Stir before serving and make sure to add a few cherries and at least 1 lime slice to each glass.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Can substitute Maraschino juice with Grenadine or Cherry Lime syrup by Torani.You can also place all the ingredients in a blender and whiz it up for a frozen Cherry Limeade treat.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.