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Cherry Limeade Recipe
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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.—Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 liters lime carbonated water, chilled
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 8 lime slices


  1. In a large bowl, combine lime juice and sugar. 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.
Originally published as Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade in Cooking Through the Seasons 2009, p91

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"the best drink i ever had mmmmmmm"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"It was ok. I personally didn't like the carbonated lime water. Maybe Sprite or 7-Up might have been better?"

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