Cherry Limeade

Thankfully this pitcher of Cherry Limeade is chilled and sitting in my fridge. I am parched after a long day of chaperoning a field trip at the Minneapolis Institute of Art with a gaggle of third graders. We explored just about every corner of the museum except for the "forbidden room." One of the funniest moments of the day was when I unknowingly led my group toward said room while a line of students yelled at us from the doorway, "You can't go in there! IT'S THE NAKED ROOM!!!!" Oh dear.

Back to the Cherry Limeade. I made it for my boys last night and they sure were happy. I normally don't let them indulge in such sugary beverages, but with the warm weather this week I figure we can break the rules a little. It is indulgent, refreshing, a little bit fizzy and fruity.

I have a puppy that is trying to chew on a toilet (yep, you read that right) and two boys who are melting down, so I'm off to save the day. Enjoy the drink AND your weekend!

Cherry Limeade

My boys slurp this stuff down in seconds. Super refreshing non-alcoholic beverage for a hot summer day!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Apr 15, 2016

Serves: 12

Total time: 10 min, plus chilling time



  • 12-oz. container frozen limeade, thawed for 15 minutes
  • 2-liter bottle Squirt
  • 10-oz. container maraschino cherries (with liquid)
  • Lime wedges for serving
  1. Add limeade concentrate, Squirt and chrries/juice to a large pitcher. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Pour into glasses half filled with crushed ice. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.