Sonic’s Copycat Cherry Limeade Drink

The dog days of summer are dragging on . . . and my 36-week pregnant ankles (that look more like elephant legs) are proof. There is a local drive-thru restaurant called Sonic that has “Happy Hour” from 2-4 pm each day and all drinks are half-price. One of my favorite drinks is their Cherry Limeade. I have spent WAY more than I should on their yummy drinks, but on a hot summer day it just sounds so good!

I found this recipe to make your own Sonic Cherry Limeade at home and I have now made it many, many times. I just tell my husband, “Think of all the money I am saving since I just make it myself now!”
 . . . as I whip up my 4th batch of the week. 🙂
I promise you’ll love it.

Serves: 6

Sonic's Copycat Cherry Limeade Drink

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle of lemon-lime soda
  • Juice from 1 (10 oz) jar of maraschino cherries
  • Fresh limes, sliced (optional)
  • Ice


  1. Mix all ingredients together and serve immediately. You can also throw in some maraschino cherries if you would like. For a slushier drink, use limeade concentrate that is completely frozen (mine was partially thawed in the picture and that is why it isn't slushy).
  2. Add ice as wanted . . . mine melted very fast because it was so hot outside!
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14 Responses to “Sonic’s Copycat Cherry Limeade Drink”

    • Gloria McKindra
      Play with it 🤔! You will never, ever, ever, never get the same tasting slush from either Sonic's you go to. Soooo, this is why I looked for how Sonic's do theirs. So, my blender is about to get a beat down. Enjoy!!!

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