cherry limeade.

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!

Cherry Limeade

serves 2

  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 a lime, sliced in wedges
  • ice
  • 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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