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Cherry Limeade

By Angie McGowan |

Cherry Limeade

While my family loves fresh homemade lemonade, we also like to change it up and make limeade too. Limeade is made exactly the same way as lemonade. There are some recipes floating around the web about putting the whole limes in a blender to make limeade. However, after experimenting with this method, I would not recommend it unless you love extremely bitter drinks.  Simply using the freshly squeezed lime juice, as well as some pulp if you like, is the way to go if you want a limeade without the bitterness. Today I got some 100% pure cherry juice to add to our limeade to make the perfect cherry limeade. I finished it with some club soda and simply garnished it with a lime slice and a maraschino cherry. Add a shot or two of vodka in your glass to make an irresistible grown-up summer cocktail.

Cherry Limeade Recipe

Ingredients

the juice of 4 limes, or 1/2 cup lime juice
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup 100% juice, no sugar added cherry juice
3 cups club soda
water and ice
maraschino cherries
lime slices

Method

1. Pour sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan, and heat until sugar dissolves. Pour sugar water, lime juice, cherry juice and club soda in a 2 quart pitcher. Stir well. Add ice and water to fill the pitcher up the rest of the way.

2. Stir well and serve with garnished with a lime slice and a maraschino cherry.

Life is just a bowl of cherries…at least when you’re making these decadent cherry recipes!


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Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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6 thoughts on “Cherry Limeade

  1. Angela says:

    There is no way the juice of 4 limes = 4 cups of lime juice… Typo? I’m guessing the juice of 4 limes is accurate to the rest of the recipe?

  2. Angie McGowan says:

    Thanks for pointing out that typo so nicely…

  3. Sheryl says:

    Did you actually juice the cherries? I never noticed…or do they sell cherry juice with no sugar added ???

  4. Angie says:

    In my local grocery, they have a 100% pure black cherry juice, and a Cherry Juice from Juicy Juice, which works equally as well, both with no sugar added.

  5. Jacky says:

    Made this for the family for our Mother’s Day dinner. Big hit! This will certainly hit the spot on a hot summer day. Maybe with some Tequila :) . Glad I saw this on Tumblr. Thanks!!

  6. Chelsea says:

    Yum! I always go to Sonic and get theirs. I just love the flavor. I’m making this as soon as possible. Can’t wait to have it at home.

    http://www.sothisisarmylife.blogspot.com

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