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Bottoms-Up 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.
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine lime juice and sugar substitute. 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 52 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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  • tjbakes
    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.

  • BataviaRussell
    Dec 22, 2012

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  • qos
    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.

  • clamshell
    Jun 20, 2012

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  • braceletgirl
    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.

  • Trilby Yost
    Jun 21, 2010

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  • litson
    Sep 16, 2008

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  • Flenner
    Jul 24, 2008

    This is the best summer drink ever !

  • mallory014
    May 23, 2008

    looks good

  • Stacy4
    Jul 8, 2007

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