Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade


Hi, it’s me Lily again!

Guess what? My grandma is in town. We are going to do lots of fun things together. We’re even going to the Alligator park.

You’re going to be stunned about this next treat. It’ really fizzy when you first take a sip. I thought it was going to be like lemonade, but my mom said there’s pop in it. It’s her favorite drink from Sonic – Cherry Limeade! I got to drink it Tuesday night, and it was so good!

If you like Cherry Limeade too, you better try this recipe!

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game plan - cherry limeade

This is soooo good!

Here is the Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade Drink:

Copycat Sonic Cherry Limemade
For one drink:
  • 1 can of 7UP or Sprite
  • 2 cherries
  • ½ lime wedge
  • Ice (we used Sonic's ice)
  • 2 TB Maraschino Syrup
  1. Place 2 cherries and ¼ lime in the bottom of your drink.
  2. Add ice and then your pop.
  3. Add 2 TB Maraschino Syrup and juice from ¼ lime.

Recipe adapted from HERE.






 This is me putting a lime on top when we were just about finished.

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If it’s hot and you want a yummy drink I think you should try this one. We even bought Sonic ice so we could make this more often!!

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Love, Lily


behind the scenes - cherry limemade

This is me taking my first sip. It was really exciting and really good!

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  1. 1

    My two girls love Sonic’s Cherry Limeade! Thanks for the great recipe. Can’t wait to make it for them. Enjoy your time with your grandma. Have fun at the alligator park :)

  2. 2

    My kids can’t wait to try this Lily

  3. 3

    This recipe looks great! So refreshing and pretty too!
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  4. 4

    this looks so yummy – how did you get Sonic ice?

  5. 6

    A little secret: adding a 1/2 tsp of lime syrup will take this beyond the shirley temple stage and get it even closer to that Sonic magic.

  6. 7

    I used to work at sonic, a cherry limeade is only sprite, cherry juice (they use artificial syrup), and a few limes squeezed in. But I would think if you wanted a “true” cherry limeade, it would have to be sprite. Hah.

  7. 8

    Where do you buy the maraschino syrup? Is it available at regular grocery stores or a more specialized store?

  8. 9

    My favorite is the strawberry limeade. I also have them add vanilla. It is so stinkin good! It is strawberry season so I just mash a few fresh strawberries, ad a couple wedges of lime, a teaspoon of , and sprite! And my sonic also sells ice. Try it!

  9. 11

    Can’t wait,I work in the heat,I love to try these,

  10. 12

    You can bet I’m going to make this, maybe grand daughters might like some also. I love Sonics but only get some on happy hour. I’d never been to a sonic either til we moved to Bowling Green, KY area. That was a special treat when we went into town, lived about 30 miles north of B.G. Then we moved to Grand Junction, CO area (live about 15 miles west of G.J. ) and love going to sonic there. Hobby Lobby, Walmart, $tree, other great stores close by. We really loved it when Sonic was having 50 cent corn dogs from 3 to 5. A nice inexpensive lunch for 2 old folks on SS. Wish they’d get corn dogs back for 50cents again. Do love me some cherry limeade tho. We have 2 sonics in town but only one by HL gives refills for free.
    Happy summer days. Adorable little girl.

    • 13

      Thank you!! This recipe tastes just like the real thing! Let me know if you give it a try. If you like Sonic Cherry Limeade, you’ll love this!

  11. 14
    Victoria Cortez :

    You can probably just use the syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries

  12. 15

    I love going to Sonic and getting their Limeade it is yummy and I bet you will have lots of fun with your grandma the alligator park is fun

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