Sonic Cherry Limeade

Sonic Cherry Limeade is a classic drink that everyone loves, and you can make it at home very easily.

cherry limeade in a glass with a handle

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Sonic has over 100,000 drink combinations, and the Sonic Cherry Limeade is one of their favorite drink combinations. In college, a friend of mine, Russ Stevens, introduced me to this drink and I still think it is one of my favorite drink combinations at Sonic.

You can put together one of these at home. It’s simple to do and only takes a few minutes.

Sonic Cherry Limeade Ingredients

This is what you need to make the drink:

  • Sprite
  • Cherry Syrup
  • Fresh Lime

For the cherry juice, you have a couple of options. You can purchase a jar of Maraschino cherries and simply use some of the juice. Or you can buy a bottle of the juice like The Royal Cherry Maraschino Syrup.

cherry limeade ingredients

How to Make Cherry Limeade

  1. Pour the cherry syrup into a tall glass.
  2. Add the juice from the lime.
  3. Add Sprite.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Garnish with a cherry or lime wedge if desired.

Hands down, this refreshing beverage has to be one of the most popular drinks at Sonic Drive-In. Everyone loves cherry limeade.

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cherry limeade in a glass with a handle

Sonic Cherry Limeade

Sonic Cherry Limeade is hard to resist. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Limeade, Sonic Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 229kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Sprite
  • 2 tablespoons Cherry Syrup
  • 1/3 Lime
  • 1 cup Ice

Instructions

  • Pour the cherry syrup into a tall glass.
  • Squeeze the lime over the glass to put the juice in the glass.
  • Add Sprite.
  • Add ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge or cherry if desired.

Notes

Recently a manager of a Sonic suggested to me that you should use Grenadine to get a slightly more bitter flavor 🙂
If you have access to Slice Lemon Lime made by Pepsi please use this instead of Sprite. It does provide a better taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 34mg | Sugar: 57g

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Yoyoyo

    1 whole lime
    3 oz of cherry syrup
    2 240z cans of sprite
    1/2 can of a 12 oz fruit punch
    this makes three servings and is sold for 2.50$ a glass and is the most popular drink we sell at are 6 locations

  2. Yoyoyo

    1 whole lime
    3 oz of cherry syrup
    2 240z cans of sprite
    1/2 can of a 12 oz fruit punch
    this makes three servings and is sold for 2.50$ a glass and is the most popular drink we sell at are 6 locations

  3. admin

    I think it really depends who the soda contract goes to on what your recipe for the Limeaide is. It is all good. Thank you for the tip on the sno cone syrup. I have seen cherry syrup at some stores from time to time. I bet the sno cone syrup is less pricey.

  4. bontracy

    5 stars
    I worked at the local Sonic Drive-In in Southeast TN. We actually used Sprite instead of Pepsi products because our district was contracted for Coca-Cola products. For a medium sized Cherry Limeade (20 oz.) follow this recipe:
    1- 1 1/2 cup(s) ice
    2 tbsp of cherry syrup (sno cone syrup works fine)
    1/4 of 1 lime; squeezed, and the entire contents placed inside glass/cup (yes, even the lime)
    1 marachino cherry
    fill the rest of the glass/cup with Sprite

    For a “cherry-er” taste, add more cherry syrup and for a “lime-ier” taste, add more lime. We had customers that liked more or less of either of the two main ingredients. Just play around with the ingredients to suit your personal taste.

    Also, Sonic had a sugar-free version which utilized sugar-free cherry syrup; which can be found in the sno cone syrup section at any Wal-Mart, and Diet Sprite.

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