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Cherry Limeade

 Cherry Limeade
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine lime juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Just before serving, stir carbonated water into lime juice mixture.
  • 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.