Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade – How to make cherry limeade at home with REAL cherries and limes. The recipe makes delicious summer drink made with NO food coloring or fake ingredients.

Homemade Cherry Limeade - How to make cherry limeade at home with REAL cherries and limes. The recipe makes delicious summer drink made with NO food coloring or fake ingredients.

Homemade Cherry Limeade

Today I’m sharing a homemade cherry limeade. This refreshing drink is pure goodness with no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or flavors. It’s the real deal, my friends!

Hi! It’s so nice to ‘meet’ you. I’m Melanie Kathryn from the Gather for Bread blog where I share my passions for delicious food, baking bread and gathering people at the table. I’m so excited to be here with you today!

Homemade Cherry Limeade is an easy summer drink that the kids will love.

Have you ever been to a cherry orchard? Makes for a fun experience. Here where I live in Pennsylvania, cherry season is the end of June into July. We try to make it a point to go each summer to get our fresh cherry fix. They’re great for homemade pies, fresh drinks and so much more.

For this tasty refreshing limeade, you only need a handful of ingredients; sugar limes, cherries, and water. YES, that’s right just 4 ingredients to make this beautiful drink. Perfect for sippin’ pool-side or bringing to your next picnic or potluck meal. I bet there won’t be a drop left!

Homemade Cherry Limeade - How to make cherry limeade at home with REAL cherries and limes. The recipe makes delicious summer drink made with NO food coloring or fake ingredients.

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite parts of summer is taking a chilly drink, going barefoot and heading outside to sit on the glider or by the pool and just chill and relax. Summer’s my favorite season with all it’s fresh fruit bounty and there’s nothing better than sippin’ something this good.

From Scratch Homemade Cherry Limeade Recipe with Fresh Fruit

Cheers to this delicious Cherry Limeade. Hope you’ll give it a try and let us know how you like it!

Have a great day! Hope it’s filled with good food and your favorite people around the table.

Til we meet and eat again,

Melanie

From Scratch Homemade Cherry Limeade Recipe with Fresh Fruit
From Scratch Homemade Cherry Limeade Recipe with Fresh Fruit

Homemade Cherry Limeade

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Homemade Cherry Limeade - How to make cherry limeade at home with REAL cherries and limes. The recipe makes delicious summer drink made with NO food coloring or fake ingredients.
Servings 5
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 limes approximately ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries pitted
  • ice
  • additional water

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan combine sugar and 2 cups water. Heat to a boiling. Turn off and let cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, blend pitted cherries in a blender until pureed smooth. SEE NOTES if you would like no pulp.
  • In a 2-qt pitcher combine syrup from step 1, lime juice, cherry puree, 3 cups of ice. Fill with water to the 2-quart line. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Notes

For an even finer drink, you can take an extra step to sieve. Pour cherry puree from blender through a fine sieve before adding to drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Calories 123
Keyword cherry drink, drink recipe, summer drink, summer picnic

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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Anonymous
4 years ago

so what do we do with the simple syrup (water and sugar boiled)?

Donna
2 years ago

Are you using Bing cherries or maraschino cherries in this cherry limeade recipe?

Amy G.
2 years ago

I made this and it was tasty, but it absolutely was not red like your pic. It was a foggy pinkish brown, even with straining. Could it be the type of cherries I used? California cherries are in season right now, so that’s what I used.