Spiked Cherry Limeade (Easy!)

Need an easy and crowd-pleasing summertime cocktail? This spiked cherry limeade mixes up in minutes and is perfect for an afternoon with friends.

glass of pink cocktail with cherry and ilme slice

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

Perfect for every occasion. You’ll love this drink because it’s refreshing, flavorful, and perfect for the summer. Whether you’re looking for a new cocktail to add to your rotation or want to mix something special for a party, this drink is sure to impress. Be sure to serve it with some ice and lime slices so you can enjoy all the delicious flavors. Enjoy!

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

grenadine, vodka, frozen limeade, and cherries on white counter

You’ll need the following for this spiked cherry limeade:

  • frozen limeade concentrate 
  • vodka
  • grenadine
  • fresh lime slices
  • maraschino cherries
  • pitcher


Step One: dilute your limeade concentrate

diluted limeade in clear pitcher, pouring in red grenadine

To make our perfect drink, start with diluting your limeade concentrate. Pour it into a large pitcher and add water along with the vodka.

Step Two: add grenadine

Just add grenadine and you’ll be read. Fill your glass with ice and add lime slices. Pour in your cocktail, add some cherries, and enjoy!

🥫 Storage instructions

Refrigeration is the best way to store Spiked Cherry Limeade. When storing, you should use a container that is airtight and has a lid.

🔍 FAQs

Can I make this drink in a glass instead of a pitcher?

Yes, you can make this one in a glass if you want it in small amounts.

Can I use a shaker for this recipe?

Yes, you can use a shaker to mix the ingredients

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Embrace the frozen limeade. It’s cheap, easy, and tastes great.
  • Plain vodka is my favorite with this recipe, but a fruity one would be good too.
  • If you live near a Sonic or Chick-fil-a, try buying some of their ice. It’s the best!

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📖 Here’s the recipe

Spiked Cherry Limeade

A yummy sweet-tart cocktail that will cheer up anyone, this cherry limeade goes down easy and is easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serving Size 6 servings


  • Large pitcher


  • 1 12 ounce can frozen limeade concentrate thawed in fridge
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 40 ounces water per package di
  • 1 cup grenadine
  • fresh lime slices
  • maraschino cherries


  • Dilute the limeade concentrate. Pour the concentrate into a large pitcher and add the water and vodka, stirring to combine.
  • Add the grenadine. Pour in the grenadine and mix well.
  • Add garnish and serve. Fill glasses with ice and add lime slices. Pour in the limeade and garnish with a few cherries.


Prefer a non-alcoholic verison?? Just leave out the vodka and add an extra 1 1/2 cup water

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