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Cherry Limeade

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


For the Fresh Cherry Syrup

  • 1 ½ cups Harry & David Plump-Sweet Cherries (stemmed and pitted)
  • 1 cup water
  • cups granulated sugar

For each Limeade

  • 8 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh cherry syrup
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice


To Make the Cherry Simple Syrup:

  • Combine the cherries, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, collecting the liquid in a clean container.
  • Place the fresh cherry syrup in your refrigerator to chill completely before using.

To Make a Limeade

  • Fill a large glass with ice. Slowly pour in the lemon-lime soda. Add the fresh cherry syrup and lime juice. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with cherries and lime slices, if desired. Enjoy immediately.


The fresh cherry syrup can be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator for 4-5 days. This recipe makes about 1 cup of fresh cherry syrup, which is good for 6-8 drinks.
Author: Liz Harris
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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