Fresh Squeezed Cherry Limeade Recipe

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Learn how to make the best homemade Cherry Limeade in this easy summer drink recipe. 

Overhead view of Cherry Limeade in pint mason jar with glass straw next to half full pitcher on worn wood table

I love cherry season. There are always plenty of cherries at the Farmer’s Market, and you can find people selling them in front of stores for fundraisers as well.

The girls will gobble down a couple pounds in no time at all. I can’t imagine how many they could eat if the cherries didn’t have pits to slow them down!

I have fond memories of drinking cherry lemonade at a fast food restaurant that I won’t mention as a kid. So when my Dad gave us a ton of limes from their tree, I wanted to try to recreate that tasty memory for my kids with this cherry limeade.

I prefer mine a bit tart, so if you like yours on the sweeter side I’d suggest adding another half cup of sugar.

Pint of cherry limeade next to the full pitcher on a worn wood table and bamboo background

Fresh Squeezed Cherry Limeade Recipe

Learn how to make the best Cherry Limeade in this easy summer drink recipe.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Recipe Servings: 4


  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ½ cups cherries - pitted
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 5-6 cups filtered water
  • Ice - to taste


  • Hand juicer
  • Sauce Pan
  • Measuring cups
  • Blender


  • Squeeze the juice from your limes. This is a great task for the kids!
  • Pit your cherries and set aside.
  • Add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar to a medium sauce pan and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Place the lime juice and cherries into your blender and blend until it's a smooth liquid.
  • Transfer the juice from the blender to a pitcher and whisk in the sugar water.
  • Add the remaining water, starting with 2 cups, then adding more if necessary.
  • Add the ice to the pitcher if you’re serving immediately, or move the pitcher to the fridge if you’ll drink the cherry limeade more gradually.
    Close up of pint sized mason jar full of homemade cherry limeade

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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