Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade Recipe
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Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade Recipe

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My guests enjoy this refreshing cherry-topped drink. It's just right on a hot southern summer evening. And it's pretty, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 2 liters lime carbonated water, chilled
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 8 lime slices

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 52 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine lime juice and sugar substitute. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, stir carbonated water into lime juice mixture.
  2. For each serving, place 1 tablespoon cherry juice in a glass. Add crushed ice and about 1 cup of lime juice mixture. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lime slice. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p27

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tjbakes 91790
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"Very refreshing! I used almost 1 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice, regular sugar & sprite in place of carbonated water. I will no longer buy frozen concentrates or drink mixes for my lime &/or lemonades."

qos 132408
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"I liked it however I used regular sugar not the substitue. It was too sweet for me. I would cut the regular sugar to 1/2 cup next time."

braceletgirl 67803
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"My daughter loves Cherry Limeade so I made this for her birthday and it is amazing. I have made several times since. Instead of the carbonated water, I used Key Lime Sparkling Water from Walmart and also used diet Sprite."

Flenner 136261
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"This is the best summer drink ever !"

mallory014 52226
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"looks good"

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