Sparkling Cherry Limeade

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph

Add a little tequila and a splash of orange liqueur for a margarita-inspired sparkling cocktail.

Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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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. 1. Rub rims of 8 chilled glasses with lime wedges, and dip rims in salt to coat, if desired.
  2. 2. Stir together limeade concentrate and 3 1/2 cups cold water; add liquid from maraschino cherries.
  3. 3. Fill prepared glasses with ice. Pour limeade mixture into glasses, filling each two-thirds full; add sparkling water to fill.
  4. Note: We tested with San Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.
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