How to Easily Make the Best Tasting Cherry Limeade at Home

How to Make Cherry Limeade at Home
There is nothing more invigorating than a cold glass of freshly made cherry limeade. Have it for a pool party, and it just cannot go wrong! We tell you how to make cherry limeade at home, along with its variations.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
Tip
If you're using a blender, you need to consume the whole drink on the same day itself as it might get bitter by the next day.
Limeade is a citrus drink that is similar to lemonade. Lime is used as a main ingredient instead of lemon. It is a good alternative to lemon for many cocktail drinks as it balances the sweetness and tartness quotient of the drink. However, the flavor is not overwhelming. It is smooth and tastes sweet with a slight hint of tangy flavor. You can make this delicious drink for yourself, and enjoy sipping while watching a movie or even if you are having a party at home.

Ready to tickle your taste buds? Check out how cherry limeade is prepared, and its combination with different alcoholic drinks.
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Basic Cherry Limeade
Cherry and lime are widely used for making drinks. Cherry comes in different forms, each of which offers a slightly different flavor. Cherry limeade is a refreshing drink, which will definitely leave a tingling taste in your mouth. It is easy to make and tastes great too!
Ingredients
basic cherry limeade
  • Maraschino cherries (pitted), 3 cups
  • Limes, quartered (peel on), 2
  • Water, 6 cups
  • Sugar or honey, ½ to ¾ cup
  • Ice, as required
  • To Garnish: Cherries and slices of lime, 1 to 2
Directions
  1. Put the pitted cherries and limes in a blender.
  2. Add sugar and two cups of water.
  3. You can also add some ice if you want your drink to be extra cold. Blend until all the ingredients are mashed and become pulpy.
  4. Strain the juice in a large pitcher, and add the rest of the water to it.
  5. Serve cold or with ice.
  6. Garnish with cherries and lime slices.
Cherry Limeade Using Syrups
Cherry Limeade Using Syrups
Ingredients
  • Limeade frozen concentrate, 1 can
  • Cherries (drained and juice reserved), 10 oz.
  • Carbonated water (lime-flavored), 2 cups
  • Sugar or honey, 1½ cups
  • Lime, 1
  • Ice, as required
  • To Garnish: Cherries and slices of lime, 1 to 2
Directions
  1. Pour the can of concentrated limeade into a large pitcher.
  2. Mix in lime soda.
  3. Stir in the reserved cherry juice.
  4. Squeeze juice from lime into the mixture, then slice and set aside.
  5. Stir well and serve with ice.
  6. Garnish with cherries and lime slices.
Note: Concentrated cherry and lime syrups can also be used instead, in case you don't find fresh cherries and limes.
Alcohol lovers can combine the drink with different kinds of alcohols. Keep reading further for alcoholic cherry limeade recipes.
Cherry Limeade with Vodka
Vodka and limeade make a classic combination whether they are used in a cocktail or simply poured on ice. It is very simple and easy to make.
Ingredients
cherry limeade with vodka
  • Pucker Vodka Cherry/ Smirnoff Cherry Vodka/ Three Olives Cherry Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Sweetened lime juice, 1½ oz.
  • Cherry juice, ½ oz.
  • Club soda, 2 oz.
  • Grenadine syrup, ½ tablespoon
  • Ice, as required
  • Lime wedge
  • Maraschino cherries, 1 - 2
Directions
  1. Add Maraschino cherry juice to limeade and vodka.
  2. Use cherry-flavored vodka.
  3. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  4. Add vodka, lime juice, club soda, and grenadine.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge and Maraschino cherry.
  7. Serve chilled.
Cherry Limeade Margarita
Frozen cherry margarita! Sounds refreshing, isn't it? Let's see how to make this lip-smacking drink.
Ingredients
cherry limeade margarita
  • Limeade, 1½ cups
  • Water, 2½ cups
  • Cherry juice or Grenadine, ¼ cup
  • Cherry Vodka/Tequila, ½ cup
  • Triple Sec, ½ cup
  • Lime juice
  • Lime circles for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, 1 - 2
  • Ice, as required
Directions
  1. Pour freshly squeezed lime juice through a strainer.
  2. Mix sugar and water until sugar dissolves.
  3. Now, take a pitcher and pour 1½ cups of limeade, cherry juice or grenadine, Triple sec, and tequila or cherry vodka.
  4. Blend the ingredients with 2 cups of ice.
  5. Pour it in a sugar-rimmed glass.
  6. Garnish with lime circles and maraschino cherry.
Cherry Beer Margarita
Cherry beer margaritas are incredible in taste and perfect to quench your thirst on an evening. Know how they are prepared right below.
Ingredients
cherry beer margarita
  • Frozen limeade (concentrated), 12 oz.
  • Club soda (cherry-flavored), 12 oz.
  • Beer (preferably Corona light), 12 oz.
  • Tequila (any), 12 oz.
  • Kosher salt (for rimming glass)
  • Lime (for garnish)
  • Maraschino cherries (for garnish)
  • Ice, as required
Directions
  1. In a pitcher, mix beer, club soda, concentrated limeade, and tequila until it combines well.
  2. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of each glass.
  3. Dip in Kosher salt.
  4. Serve with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and cherry.
Yes, it was that simple! Margaritas are an ensemble of various drinks that a person can experiment with. You can add your own variations to it and create your own cocktail. They are perfect for all occasions. So, we are sure you would be making these sooner! Cheers!