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 Easy Cherry Limeade Recipe

Summer Drink Recipes

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Summer is barreling down on us here in Florida.  We have already been in the high 90’s and Summer hasn’t even officially begun yet . When the hot weather sets in the only thing to do is make a delicious summer drink then sit back and relax. If you are lucky enough to have a pool to lounge by or you are heading to the beach or park for a picnic you have got to stock up on those summer drink recipes.

What  I love to do this time of year is create summer drink recipes that are easy to make and taste great.

Some of my favorite family recipes  have been for ice cold summer drink recipes that I have  thrown together on the spur of the moment and enjoyed by the entire family during the hot summer months.

 I love a recipe that will work double or even triple duty. A simple base recipe like this one for a black cherry simple syrup can be turned into so many different drinks. A homemade cherry soda, a cherry limeade drink or a cherry limeade party punch recipe can be made by starting with this black  cherry simple syrup recipe.

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Cherry Limeade made with a cherry simple syrup

 What to do with these pretty Heritage Blue Canning Jars?

Doesn’t this Cherry Limeade recipe look beautiful in the new Ball Heritage Blue jars? If you are a regular reader you have seen the Ball True Blue limited edition Heritage  jars here on my blog already. They have only been available for a short time and they just can’t keep them in stock. Last week I saw them being sold individually at Walmart. I was in a hurry and didn’t grab them. Today I went back and they were all gone! I should have grabbed them when I saw them.

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Cherry Limeade in the Ball Heritage Blue Jars


Want to win a Ball Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker and a case of the Heritage Blue jars?

This week Ball is hosting a Pinterest contest and some very lucky person is going to win a Ball prize pack that includes the Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker and a case of the Ball Heritage Collection Jars.


 The giveaway ended 6/24

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What an awesome  Ball Canning Prize Pack! 

The prize pack will include the Ball Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker  along with a case of the limited edition Ball True Blue Heritage jars !

To be entered in the giveaway follow Ball Canning on Pinterest and  pin one of your favorite images of the Ball Heritage Jars and add the hashtag #HeritageBlue . I’ve made it easy for you. All you need to do is hover your mouse over the upper right corner of any image in this blog post. You will see a Pin It button. Pin one of the images in this blog post, add the #heritageblue hashtag to the description and pin it.  Be sure to add the #HeritageBlue hashtag or your entry will not count. Ball will leave a comment on the winning pin so be sure to check your pin after 11:59 on June 24th when the sweepstakes ends.

Now lets get to this easy cherry limeade drink recipe.

The first thing you will need to do is make a simple syrup by cooking some sweet black cherries in some sugar and water.  The recipe in it’s entirety can be found below in the Ziplist recipe format for easy saving and printing.

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Easy Cherry Limeade Recipe

How To Make the Cherry Limeade Drink

To make the Cherry Limeade Recipe  as mentioned above you will need to make a cherry simple syrup. Simple syrups are simple to make, hence the name simple syrup and open up the world of many homemade drinks. You can make homemade sodas, flavored iced tea, lime or lemonades, alcoholic drinks and many more drink recipes then I can include in this one blog post.

Love this recipe and want more like it?

I will be posting the Black Cherry Soda recipe and the Cherry Limeade Party Punch recipes soon!

You can find the Cherry Limeade Recipe below in the Ziplist format.



Easy Cherry Summer Drink Recipes
Prep time
Total time
It takes about 30-45 minutes to make and cool the simple syrup before you can use it.
Serves: 1 quart
Cherry Simple Syrup
  • 3 cups frozen or fresh Sweet Black Cherries
  • 1½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water
Easy Cherry Limeade
  • 1 can Limeade Frozen concentrate
  • 3 cans full of water
To make the Cherry Simple Syrup
  1. Put all the ingredients into a medium pot.
  2. Heat on low until sugar is mostly dissolved.
  3. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir and crush cherries against the side of the pot.
  5. Carefully boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. If syrup starts to boil over decrease heat a bit.
  7. After ten minutes remove from heat and cool.
  8. Strain the solids out over a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  9. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator.
To make Black Cherry Limeade
  1. Pour lime concentrate into a 2 quart pitcher.
  2. Add 3 cans of water.
  3. Stir till dissolved.
  4. Add one cup of cherry syrup to the pitcher and stir.
  5. Serve over ice.
The Cherry Simple syrup recipe will make 2 cups of Cherry Simple Syrup. You can find a recipe for Homemade Black Cherry Soda and a Cherry Limeade Party Punch on this blog post below the Cherry Limeade Recipe.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 glass





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    • says


      I love Ball products and collect the vintage jars also. I love the new line of heritage jars. Keep an eye on my blog I will be hosting a giveaway for the same prize pack here on my blog.

  1. Blessie Nelson says

    I just found your awesome blog today and this wonderful giveaway to realise its over! Hope you will be having a giveaway! I am so happy to have found you and learn from your creativity!

    • says

      Hi Blessie I am so happy you found me! Good news I will be hosting a giveaway for the Ball Jam & Jelly Maker and a case of heritage jars very soon. I hope to get it posted sometime next week so keep your eye out for it.

  2. Rattlebridge Farm says

    A refreshing and delicious way to stay cool this summer. My family will enjoy this. Have a great weekend!


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