Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe

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

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
8 cups
Sparkling Cherry Limeade

Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Annette Joseph; Food Styling: Cynthia Groseclose


  • 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.

  4. Note: We tested with San Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.

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