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Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade


Congratulations! You’ve made it to the best, most refreshing drink recipe you will find all summer long! This Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade is the perfect iconic mix of cherry, lime and soda flavour – all made in one cup!

If you’ve never tried Sonic’s iconic Cherry Limeade, then you need to give this a try! At this point, every famous fast food joint in North America has their iconic menu item; something that sets them apart from the rest. McDonalds has their Big Mac (check out my Big Mac toast recipe if you miss Big Mac sauce as much as I did). Chick-Fil-A has their unbeatable Chick-Fil-A sauce. In-N-Out has their Animal style fries as a secret menu item. And Sonic has their always-refreshing Cherry Limeade!

What makes the Sonic Cherry Limeade so special?

That’s an easy question to answer: It’s unlike any other soda you’re likely to try! of course, cherry & lime isn’t a revolutionary flavour combo. I’m sure it’s been known to be found from time to time in different candies, pastries or desserts. But I would be lying if I said I came across the flavour combo often! For whatever reason, I would consider the profile uncommon at best. But that’s what makes it better! This Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade is one of those simple recipes that has you shocked every time you take a sip. And good luck stopping once you’ve started! It seems too simple to taste so good!

I remember taking my first big trip down the east coast of the United States when I was around 12. Just old enough to appreciate all the new sights, smells, people, and especially – tastes! I will be first to say that I wasn’t what you would call the “healthiest” kid now that I look back. But I was active, energetic and worked up quite an appetite! That’s why on this first big trip to the land of bountiful fast food options, I knew I had to cross every fast food joint we didn’t have in eastern Canada off my list. This was eye opening for so many reasons… and now that I think of it, it’s probably no shock that I’m in the line of work that I am now! But one this is for sure, after that trip, the one fast food item that stuck in my head for years to come was the Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade I’m about to show you!

So how is it made?!

VERY easily! Before you get worried that this is going to take a lot of ingredients boiled down into a syrup or require special soda-making appliances for the perfect flavour – let me put your worries at ease. Sure, you could go all-out and put loads of time and effort into making the highest-quality soda imaginable. But if you’re like me and you’re thirsty enough to want to make something as tasty as this, then you definitely don’t want to spend a lot of time making it!

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. First, get yourself a cup you LOVE! I know that sounds ridiculous, but if you want to truly appreciate this Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade as the most refreshing drink of the summer, then you have to use your favourite cup! (I know you have one)
  2. Next all it takes is a quick assembly of some maraschino cherries and syrup from the jar, squeezed lime wedges, ice and 7up! Garnish with a bit of mint leaves for extra freshness (optional – my wife has an herb garden and the mint is going a bit crazy at the moment) and there you have it!


If you try this Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade recipe for the summer, let me know what you think in the comments! ENJOY!

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Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


This Single Serve Sonic Cherry Limeade is the perfect iconic mix of cherry, lime and soda flavour – all made in one cup!



  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1 1/2 crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp maraschino cherry syrup
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 2 cups 7up soda
  • fresh mint for garnish


  1. In a medium sized cup, add 2 maraschino cherries and 2 wedges of lime.
  2. Fill the cup 3/4 with ice, then add the maraschino cherry syrup, soda, two more maraschino cherries and lime.
  3. Add fresh mint to garnish (optional)
  4. Enjoy!

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