July 25, 2012

Frozen Cherry Limeaide

I've only been to Sonic once.  Well, maybe twice.  I don't know.  The nearest one was hours away from where I grew up.  (What's that?  No, there are no Sonics in Alaska, friend.)

So to say that I don't understand this "Cherry Limeaide craze" would be an understatement.

However, I love a good slush.  I love it more when there's rum involved.

I found myself creating a lot more drinks when my husband was home a few weeks ago.  But he's picky.  Every time I got the frozen fruit and juice going in the blender I'd have stop and ask him, "Alcohol or not?".   Because sometimes (and I know this is hard to believe) he is not in the mood for rum or tequila.

We're an odd couple.

So I'd make him his Shirley Temple and I'd make myself the "I'm just going to pretend I'm lying on a beach in the Caribbean version".

Frozen Cherry Limeaide
inspired by this super simple limeade
makes 4 drinks

1 cup cherries (frozen or fresh)
1/4 cup limeaide concentrate (not mixed with water)
1/2 cup water
Cherry 7-up (At least half a can per drink; I just bought a 2 liter bottle.)
Fresh lime slices
Cherries for garnish

In a blender, mix the cherries, limeaide, and water.  You can also squeeze in some fresh lime juice if you want. 
Pour mixture into a freezer safe container and let it set up in the freezer.  OR you can skip this step and just add crushed ice to your drink.
Into a glass, pour 1/2 cup of the cherry mixture.  Top with Cherry 7-up until the glass is full and garnish with lime slices and cherries.
*For an alcoholic version:  Add a shot of Triple Sec and/or a shot of rum to each drink.

Shared at:
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Pin it Thursday
Weekend Potluck


  1. Woulld you believe I never had a cherry limeade? This looks delish.

  2. oh em gee. I will have to try thiiiiiiiiiis!!

  3. Oh yum! I have never been to Sonic but now that I can make this at home, who cares? I am all about the rum in slushies :)

  4. i like your pretend you're on the beach thought. : ) my husband loves slushies - he would like this one!

  5. It's a good thing I dont live near a Sonic or I'd be there ALL the damn time. The cherry limeades are good but I'm addicted to their Strawberry limeade slushes...yum!

  6. Yum! I love cherry limeades! Being sooo hot this summer I have been addicted to frozen strawberry lemonades too. Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/26/pin-it-thursday4/

  7. I love sonic's cherry limeades. And this recipe looks like I'd love it. I've never tried an adult version so I'll have to try it out!

  8. I featured you today! Thanks for linking up! http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/28/pin-worthy-feature4/


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