Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph

Sparkling Cherry Limeade

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

Southern Living JULY 2012

  • Yield: Makes about 8 cups
  • 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.


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