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State Fair Funnel Cakes

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Homemade Cherry Limeades

Homemade Cherry Limeades

We love Cherry Limeades and this homemade recipe is delicious and easy to make. Fresh is always best! Serve over crushed ice on a hot summer day! Click to Tweet

We love Cherry Limeades and this homemade recipe is delicious and easy to make. We think it’s better than Sonic’s and we really love Sonic. Please don’t get me started on their onion rings, tater tots or foot-long chili dogs!

Ingredients Needed for Cherry Limeades

  • sugar
  • water
  • fresh lime juice (between 4-6 limes)
  • pure cherry juice
  • club soda
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

Directions:

In small saucepan, dissolve sugar in the water over medium heat to create a simple syrup. Set aside when done to cool completely. I like to make my simple syrup ahead of time in a larger batch to store in the refrigerator, ready to use as needed! Just remember to use half sugar to half water. Boil until the sugar dissolves and store in a covered container or jar.

Next, juice the limes. To easily squeeze juice from limes, first heat each lime for 10 seconds in microwave. Then roll limes in circular motion for 30-40 seconds. Slice limes in half and squeeze juice into a measuring glass. I like to use a lemon juicer for this job. It makes things so simple!

In a large serving pitcher (preferably clear glass), combine cooled syrup, lime juice, and cherry juice. If you don’t have tart cherry juice, you can use maraschino cherry juice. Both are equally delicious.

Add club soda when ready to serve. Stir together to combine. Serve immediately over crushed ice. Garnish with maraschino cherries and/or sliced limes. This recipe serves 4

Always use fresh juice from limes to make these Homemade Cherry Limeades. Fresh is always best! Serve over crushed ice on a hot summer day! Enjoy!

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Recipe for Homemade Cherry Limeades

Homemade Cherry Limeades

This is an easy and delicious recipe to serve on a hot summer day! We think it's better than Sonic's! Enjoy!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry, Club Soda, Limes, Refreshments
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time:: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Santoku Knife
Lemon Juicer
Glass Measuring Cups
Glass Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice between 4-6 limes
  • 1/2 cup pure tart cherry juice
  • 2 cans club soda
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions

  • In small saucepan, dissolve sugar in the water over medium heat to create a simple syrup. Set aside when done to cool completely. 
  • Meanwhile, juice the limes. In serving pitcher, combine simple syrup, lime juice, and cherry juice.
  • Add club soda when ready to serve. Stir together to combine and serve immediately over crushed ice. Garnish with maraschino cherries and/or sliced limes. Serves 4

Notes

*To easily squeeze juice from limes, first heat each lime for 10 seconds in microwave. Then roll limes in circular motion on a table or counter for 30-40 seconds. Slice limes in half and squeeze juice into a measuring glass.
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