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Copycat Sonic cherry limeade is even better when you add booze

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Turn your favorite drive-thru drink into a happy hour-worthy sip

I have spent way too much money buying cherry limeades from Sonic. Don't get me wrong, they are totally delicious but, in my opinion, cost way too much. Especially when you figure out how easy it is to make them at home.

Plus — and this is where it really gets good — you can throw in a little booze to take this treat up a few notches.

Turn your favorite drive-thru drink into a happy hour-worthy sip
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Boozy cherry limeade recipe

Serves 2

Total time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup cherry syrup
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 1 (12-ounce) can lemon-lime soda
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 4 maraschino cherries


  1. Add ice to 2 short cocktail glasses.
  2. Pour equal parts cherry syrup and vodka into each glass.
  3. Top with lemon-lime soda, and garnish with lime wedges and maraschino cherries.

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