The snow was blowing outside and the temperatures were bitterly cold but suddenly, I wanted a Cherry Limeade from Sonic. Some would say it was a pregnancy craving. Perhaps it was because I was 28 weeks pregnant at the time. So I decided to get creative and make my own version of the drink at home. It was delicious – and tasted just like Sonic’s classic drink. It was so good that I want to share it with you so you can make yourself a cherry limeade, too!
Now, to be fair, you could make this recipe without snow. Simply use ice in place of the snow. I like using snow because it reminds me of the little ice cubes that Sonic uses in their drinks. You could also crush some ice in the blender if you are so inclined and / or live down South without snow to flavor your drinks! I’ll be using this method in the summer.
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This recipe is very simple and requires only four ingredients. You need snow (or ice), the juice from maraschino cherries, lime juice (or lemon, if you are snowed in) and 7-up (or Sprite).
Fill a glass with snow. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice over the snow. I started with 2 but liked it stronger with 3 tablespoons. Add 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice. Pour 1 cup of 7-up over the snow. Stir with a spoon. Top with a cherry and enjoy your delicious snow cherry limeade!
I think it’s the perfect treat for a snow day. I hope you (and your kids) agree!