Sparkling Cherry Limeade

Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph
Add a little tequila and a splash of orange liqueur for a margarita-inspired sparkling cocktail.


Makes about 8 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)
Margarita salt (optional)
1 (12-oz.) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
3 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 cup liquid from jarred red maraschino cherries
2 cups sparkling water
Garnishes: lime slices, maraschino cherries


1. Rub rims of 8 chilled glasses with lime wedges, and dip rims in salt to coat, if desired.

2. Stir together limeade concentrate and 3 1/2 cups cold water; add liquid from maraschino cherries.

3. Fill prepared glasses with ice. Pour limeade mixture into glasses, filling each two-thirds full; add sparkling water to fill.

Note: We tested with San Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.

July 2012
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