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With minimal ingredients and great flavor, this Cherry Limeade Cocktail is a perfect spring and summer drink to really quench your thirst on those hot days!

Finished Cherry Limeade Cocktail surrounded by cherries and straws.

Living in Florida I’m always looking for great alcoholic and non-alcohol recipes, especially during the spring and summer when the heat is at its highest.

We love a good cocktail and this Cherry Limeade Cocktail has been one that we have been sipping on for years, it is one of my easy go-to recipes with super minimal ingredients.

I love when drinks are super minimal and don’t take a lot of work, and when you have everything on hand. Just sit out on the porch on a hot evening or serve up at a party.

These are pretty much perfect for any occasion where you are wanting a fun and refreshing alcoholic drink that is fruity and enjoyable.

This Cherry Limeade Cocktail has only 4 ingredients and takes mere minutes to put together, can you really get any better than that? I don’t think so!

If you are looking for a great spring and summer cocktail then this is the one that you have to whip up, I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Some of my other favorite cocktails we have on our site include: Blueberry Lemonade Cocktails, Melon Prosecco Cocktails and White Wine Spritzer.

Overhead of one cocktail showing garnishes.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With minimal and readily available ingredients this comes together quickly.
  • You can easily double this recipe to serve more people.
  • This can be made kid-friendly as well.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Lemon lime soda
Vodka 
Grenadine
Lime juice
Limes, for garnish
Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Ingredients needed to make Cherry Limeade Cocktails.

HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY LIMEADE COCKTAIL:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix together.
  2. Serve in glasses over ice, with a garnish of lime and maraschino cherries.

Step by step photos on how to make a Cherry Limeade Cocktail.

HOW DO I MAKE THESE KID-FRIENDLY?

You will omit the vodka and add a bit of seltzer water, ginger ale, or just more lemon lime soda. This will make a great Cherry Limeade Mocktail that the kids can enjoy!

IS THIS SWEET, CAN I MAKE IT LESS SWEET?

This is not overly sweet but if you want to make it less sweet you can use club soda or seltzer water in place of the soda. Or, add your favorite sparkling water. I suggest a lime or lemon-flavored sparkling water if used.

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD OR IN A LARGE BATCH?

This makes a terrific make-ahead party drink! Add the vodka, grenadine, and fresh lime juice to a pitcher in the amount you want to make for servings.

Stir it together and place it in the fridge. When your guests arrive, pour over ice and top with the soda, give it a little stir then add your garnishes, easy!

DO I HAVE TO USE LIME JUICE?

You can use lemon juice if you don’t have lime, it is still delicious but we prefer lime if you have it. I would also use fresh-squeezed citrus if possible.

Finished Cherry Limeade Cocktail in glasses with garnishes and straws.

HOW TO STORE:

I don’t recommend storing this, it is best made when you are wanting to drink it. You can store a pitcher omitting the alcohol a few hours before you are serving.

This may lose some of the fizz from the soda, but you technically can make it slightly ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This can be made non-alcoholic, see my tips above.
  • You can make this ahead and serve in a large pitcher, see how to do that above.
  • You can use lemon juice in place of lime juice if desired.
  • Easily double this recipe to make more if you are not making a larger pitcher.

Close up of finished Cherry Limeade Cocktails with garnishes.

Want to cool off with an easy drink this spring and summer seasons? This Cherry Limeade Cocktail is exactly what you want and need, fruity, refreshing, and delicious!

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5 from 4 votes

Cherry Limeade Cocktails

Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
With minimal ingredients and great flavor this Cherry Limeade Cocktail is a perfect spring and summer drink to really quench your thirst on those hot days!
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and mix together.
  • Serve in glasses over ice, with a garnish of lime and maraschino cherries.

Notes

  1. This can be made non-alcoholic, see my tips above.
  2. You can make this ahead and serve in a large pitcher, see how to do that above.
  3. You can use lemon juice in place of lime juice if desired.
  4. Easily double this recipe to make more if you are not making a larger pitcher.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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20 Comments

  1. These look so refreshing and tasty! Easy to make kid-friendly too. Love!!

  2. These sound so yummy! I can’t wait ti try them!

    ~L

  3. You are making me thirsty!! (and it’s only 7am in the morning, HA)

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends

    PS Pinning and sharing!

  4. Oh I want one of these right now! It’s been a long day with my kiddos and I could SO use one. πŸ˜‰ They look so lovely and refreshing. Pinning!

  5. Sounds totally thirst quenching πŸ™‚ and maybe a dash or two of fun! I like the fresh fruit pop too!

  6. These are gorgeous!! I hope you don’t mind, I’m sharing on my FB page (JustTrixie) today. Bring on the Summer….. and CHEERS! πŸ™‚

  7. These look sooo good! Just Pinned, can’t wait for a bit warmer weather to enjoy them on the back porch. Your photos are gorgeous too πŸ™‚
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

  8. This has my mouth watering Dana! I love a nice summer cocktail…and by summer I mean anytime, since I live in So. Cal and it is 80 here when lots of people are snowed in! Pinning! My mommy friends are going to love when I show up at the park with this on Friday afternoon!

  9. oh my these look great! will so pin this and thanks for sharing!

  10. What a perfect punch to make for Valentine’s Day! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

  11. I love cherry limeades, I bet they are delicious with a shot of vodka! Perfect for Summer drink. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned!

    Marti

  12. They look great, very summery! Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend!

  13. Simply stunning! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}… I featured you! xo

  14. Looks like the perfect poolside cocktail to me! #cantwaitforsummer
    Pinned and excited to make this for Book Club!

    ~Ariean

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