Raise your hand if you want the most delicious drink everrrr tonight.
Because, I’m telling you, this drink delivers.
A copycat Sonic cherry limeade!
I can’t recall the first time I ever ate at Sonic. However, I do remember watching commercials on television during my high school years, wishing that we had one located closer than the nearest – which was well over an hour away. But I’m fairly certain the first time I actually ordered something from there was when I joined the Marine Corps and found myself in the coastal region of North Carolina. And like many other things I fell in love with in North Carolina, Sonic’s cherry limeade was one of them.
The years that followed my leaving North Carolina, or at least the vicinity of a Sonic, had led me to attempt making my own version of their beloved drink every time a craving would strike. Which you’d be surprised at how often that occurs. But it always turned out absolutely, I-can’t-believe-I-have-to-choke-this-crap-down, awful.
I mean, seriously though, how hard can one simple drink be?
This year I made a goal to re-create all the things. Like these copycat Bo-Berry biscuits and these crunch wrap supremes, and most importantly Sonic’s cherry limeade.
Because I want to be able to drink this regardless of how near or far I am from a Sonic location.
And can you believe the ingredient I was missing all of these years?
Something I tend to have on hand for a variety of mixed drinks was the key to making this drink taste great. Not the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries which I’ve attempted to use too many times to count. But the thick cherry syrup I pour into tequila and orange juice to make some tequila sunrises. Who woulda knew?
Now I do. And so do you!
- 4 maraschino cherries
- 1/2 a lime, sliced in wedges
- 4 tbsp. Grenadine
- 20 oz. bottle of Sprite
Place two cherries and a lime wedge in each glass. Fill glass halfway with ice. Pour 2 tbsp. of Grenadine in each glass. Top each glass with 1/2 a bottle of Sprite.
I’m telling ya. So stinking easy.
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