Glowing Cherry Limeade (Naturally Sweetened)

Two glasses of homemade cherry limeade with fresh cherries and lime slices

The ULTIMATE summer time drink is right here: cherry limeade! This tremendous refreshing, Sonic-inspired “soda” tastes pretty much as good because the basic, however it’s naturally sweetened and made with simply 4 components!

Full of contemporary cherries, completely tart-sweet, and prepared in simply 10 minutes, this bubbly beverage might be quenching your cherry soda craving very quickly. Allow us to present you the way it’s completed!

Limes, cherries, sparkling water, and maple syrup

This cherry limeade is SO simple to make, buddies! We’re speaking most likely as simple as driving to Sonic (okay, except you reside subsequent door!).

Blender with pitted cherries, lime juice, and maple syrup

We begin with mixing up contemporary cherries, lime juice, and maple syrup to make a cherry lime focus.

Cherry lime concentrate in a glass

The focus retains for a couple of days, so you may retailer it within the fridge, and everytime you’re within the cherry limeade temper, you can also make it in seconds.

Pouring cherry lime concentrate over ice in a glass

Merely add the focus to a glass with ice and glowing water and also you’ve received glowing cherry limeade. Now that’s undoubtedly sooner than driving to Sonic, even when do you reside subsequent door!

Pouring sparkling water into a glass to make sparkling cherry limeade

We will’t wait so that you can do this cherry limeade! It’s:

Simple to make
Made with contemporary cherries
& (dare we are saying) As scrumptious as Sonic’s!

It’s excellent for warm days, picnics, summer time, and celebrating contemporary cherry season! For greater teams or making prematurely, we suggest making extra of the cherry lime focus and mixing with glowing water simply earlier than serving.

And should you’re hungry, could we propose some chips and guac, too?

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Two glasses of sparkling cherry limeade with fresh cherries and limes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Whole Time 10 minutes

Servings 6

Course Beverage

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it preserve? 3 Days

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  • 2 cups contemporary bing cherries, halved and pitted (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup cherry lime focus
  • 1/4 cup glowing water
  • 1 slice of lime
  • Take away the pits out of your cherries by slicing them down the center and twisting the 2 halves aside. The pits ought to come unfastened fairly simply in case your cherries are ripe. Alternatively, use a cherry pitter.
  • CHERRY LIME CONCENTRATE: To a high-speed blender, add pitted cherries, lime juice, and maple syrup. Mix on excessive till all components are properly puréed.
  • TO MAKE ONE DRINK: Fill a glass with ice and add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the cherry focus. Then add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of glowing water. You’ll be able to add extra glowing water should you favor a extra refined taste or extra cherry lime focus for a extra intense taste. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of lime. Get pleasure from!

  • The cherry lime focus with out glowing water could be saved within the fridge for as much as 3 days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month.

*Diet data is a tough estimate.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 74 Carbohydrates: 19.5 g Protein: 0.7 g Fats: 0.1 g Saturated Fats: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.04 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.23 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 2 mg Potassium: 177 mg Fiber: 1.3 g Sugar: 15.5 g Vitamin A: 7 IU Vitamin C: 10 mg Calcium: 26 mg Iron: 0.2 mg