Sonic's Famous Cherry Limeade




So, my fiance has this thing about Cherry Limeade. He loves it. Whenever we go out, he will order it if it is available. So why not make it at home? It's just as good, ok...better, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to make!

How hard could it be? some use soda, some don't but who doesn't like bubbles? The best part is, you could give this to kids because it lacks the caffeine in most other drinks and is way better than kool-aid. It can also be used as a punch for parties!

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Step 1: Gather the Goodness!

You will need:

1 2 liter of Sprite
Maraschino cherries in cherry juice (at least one full cup of juice)
1 1/2 to 2 limes wedged depending on taste
1 knife (to cut the limes of course!)
ice (crushed works best but we used cubed)
One pitcher at least 2 quarts in size. I suggest using one a little larger than two quarts if you want to use a whole two litter of sprite.

Step 2: Mix It Up!

This is the easy part:

Put the ice in the pitcher
Add the cherry juice and a few cherries to the pitcher
Squeeze and drop limes into the pitcher
Pour sprite into the pitcher

Adding the ingredients in this order mixes it up as you pour. No stirring with a spoon. Stirring will cause the sprite to go flat quicker.

Garnish with  lime and cherries,


Step 3: Finishing Up

This is by far the easiest instructable I have ever done, the whole thing took maybe five minutes to make and was a huge hit! The pitcher did not last the night!

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    11 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Mmmm, Cherry limeade, my favorite!

    Whether braums' or sonic's it's all good to me! I'll have to try this!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I have made something similar before but instead of the cherry juice we used grenadine. So a possible substitute if you have it on hand. Thanks for posting this, yours looks much nicer than mine did in plastic cups.

    2 replies

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Maraschino cherry concentrate is also available near the grenadine on store shelves, near the drink mixers.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    thank you. I'm glad you like it grenadine is a good substitute thanks for our comment


    6 years ago

    I just buy the 2 liter of cherry limeade at wal mart for 89 cents.

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