Homemade Cherry Soda

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Sipping on Homemade Cherry Soda on a game day is absolute bliss. For a finishing touch, serve this sweet, juicy libation  over ice in a mason jar.

Yield: Makes 16 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living


  • 2 (12-oz.) packages frozen dark, sweet pitted cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups Demerara sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup liquid from jarred maraschino cherries
  • Club soda


  1. Bring cherries, Demerara sugar, and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until cherries are tender. Let stand 30 minutes. Press mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juices; discard pulp. Stir in lime juice and liquid from jarred maraschino cherries. Chill 2 to 24 hours. Stir together 3 Tbsp. cherry mixture and 1 cup club soda for each serving. Serve over ice in 16-oz. glasses.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Homemade Cherry Soda Recipe at a Glance

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy