Cherry Limeade Recipe

A simpel homemade recipe for cherry limeade.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup water, plus 3-4 cups
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • vodka or amaretto*, optional for boozy limeades


  • Bring water, sugar and cherries to a simmer and cook just until sugar is dissolved and cherries have given off their color and flavor (about 10 minutes). 
  • Pour the simple syrup into a pitcher along with the lime juice, and 3 cups of water (adding an additional cup of water if necessary). Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve. 
  • Serve the limeade over ice, garnished with slices of lime and a cherry from the syrup.


For garnishes you can also soak some extra pitted cherries in sugar and honey for 30 minutes (or up to a day) and use these to top off each drink. 
For adding liquor, add a 1/2 shot to each drink of either vodka or amaretto.
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