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Sweet Black Cherry Limeade

A refreshing cocktail this cherry limemade combines the best of sweet cherries & tart lime for a refreshing treat on a hot day.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 10 oz pkg frozen sweet dark cherries, thawed
  • 4 12 oz cans lime sparkling water, chilled
  • fresh sliced lime, for garnish (optional)
  • Ice for serving (optional)


  • In a large pitcher, add the sugar, lime, and lemon juices. Use a whisk, stirring until completely combined. 
  • Add the cherries and cherry juice. Give everything a good stir, and refrigerate the mixture for an hour, up to two.
  • Remove the pitcher from the fridge, stir in the sparkling water just before serving.
  • Fill serving glasses with ice. Pour the cherry limeade over the ice until just below full. Add a lime slice to the rim of each glass, if using, and serve immediately.