No need to live near a Sonic to get your own cherry limeade!

This copycat recipe for Sonic’s cherry limeade is a refreshing and tangy blend of lime juice, cherry syrup, and soda.

Make this recipe on hot summer days or anytime you’re in the mood for a light, sweet and sour treat.

Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe in glasses with lime slices and cherries

Perfect Summer Drink!

  • The sweet and tart flavors of cherry and lime are perfectly balanced, making it a refreshing and tasty drink for any occasion.
  • It’s easy to experiment with different variations by adding fresh berries, mint leaves, or even a splash of rum or vodka for an adult version. The possibilities are endless!
  • Copycat recipes are so much fun and this Sonic drink recipe is super easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients and a minute or two!
  • It’s the ultimate bbq beverage served alongside grilled chicken kabobs, hot dogs, and burgers.
sprite , cherries and lime with labels to make Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe

5 Simple Ingredients

Sprite – Lightly sweetened sprite is the perfect foundation for cherry limeade! Use regular or diet Sprite for fewer calories, or 7-Up if Sprite is not available. Use the more affordable store brands too, they work just as well!

Cherries – Maraschino cherries are as much fun to eat on their own as they are in this drink! Grenadine can be switched out for the cherry juice or added for a little more flavor.

Extras – Make grown-up cherry limeades by using a little spiced rum, vodka, or even sparkling wine!

Garnishes – A lime wedge is a must-have for cherry limeade, but you can add fresh blueberries or strawberries, (frozen ones will keep your drink cold longer), or a sprig of mint!

How to Make Cherry Limeade

  1. Place cherries with a lime wedge in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Fill with crushed ice, and top with soda (as per recipe below).
  3. Garnish and serve!
Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe with a straw

Quick Tips & Tricks!

  • Put crushed ice, maraschino cherries, cherry liquid, and some heavy cream into a blender until it has a slushie texture pour into cups and add Sprite and stir for a creamy, frozen dessert.
  • Double or triple up the recipe and serve from a pitcher kept in the refrigerator for the maximum chill!

Refreshing Drinks To Try!

Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe in glasses with lime slices and cherries
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Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade

A quick home version of one of our favorite take out drinks.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Holly



  • 12 ounces Sprite divided
  • 4 – 6 Maraschino cherries divided
  • ¼ lime sliced to make 4 wedges
  • 6 tablespoons Maraschino cherry juice divided
  • 2 cups crushed ice divided


  • Add 2 cherries and 1 lime wedge each, into 2 glasses.
  • Fill each glass with 1 cup crushed ice and 6 ounces Sprite.
  • Add 3 tablespoons cherry liquid and squeeze juice from another lime wedge on top.
  • Add a straw and serve!


  • Tailor the sweetness by adding more or less cherry syrup. Start with a moderate amount and gradually adjust until it suits your desired level of sweetness.
  • Blend the drink with crushed ice. This step adds a refreshing chill and enhances the overall experience of the copycat Sonic cherry limeade.
  • Elevate the presentation and flavor profile of this cherry limeade by experimenting with different garnishes. Consider adding a sprig of fresh mint or rosemary to enhance the visual appeal and add a hint of additional aroma to your beverage. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American

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