Memory Lane and Cherry Limeades!


{Oh sure, Sonic has wonderful amazing Cherry Limeades, but when you want to serve a group or add your own special touch, these are sure to satisfy, and you can do it right in your own home!}

Make your own cherry limeade! {}

Make your own cherry limeade! {}

“Cherry Limeades”


“Shirley Temples”

A few years ago I made these ingredients a staple in my home. I was the leader over the teenage girls in my church. They would spend a lot of time in my home. We would work on projects and also sit around the island in my kitchen and I would serve these up. 


It was ALWAYS accompanied by laughter and good times! 🙂

I would also make these for my daughter and her friends. I even served them in styrofoam cups with lids & straws!

So here is my recipe!

Make your own cherry limeade! {}

Make your own cherry limeade! {}

Yep! Its that simple!


#1 tip: ICE. CRUSHED. LOTS of it!

It doesn’t take much Grenadine. Maybe a 1/4 cup for 16-24oz drink

(((Squeeze some fresh lime in the drink and add lime wedges also.

Cherries are really just a garnish for me.

So you see the ingredients, now you play with them a bit and make it your own!!

I am gonna say that many recipes call for cherry juice. I prefer and LOVE grenadine. I don’t drink alcohol and didn’t realize that this is usually found in the alcohol department because it is used in many mixed alcohol drinks. BUT… go against the grain, as I sometimes do… I like to mix it up a bit and use it in my non-alcoholic drinks! {Grenadine itself is alcohol free}

Ok a little mini lesson on Grenadine!

Wikipedia has this to say about Grenadine.

Grenadine is a commonly used bar syrup, characterized by a flavor that is both tart and sweet, and a deep red color. It is popular as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a reddish/pink tint to mixed drinks. The name grenadine originated from the French word grenade which means pomegranate, with pomme meaning apple and granate derived from the Italian word for seeds. Grenadine was originally prepared from pomegranate juice, sugar, and water.

Thats it. “Cherry Limeades” or “Shirley Temples” in your own home!

Make your own cherry limeade! {}

Make your own cherry limeade! {}

If you LOVE someone. Share this with them! It may even be a fun Valentine treat. 

So, not gonna lie…  
this has been a trademark drink in my home.

I hope you can enjoy

the simplicity and fun it can also bring to yours!



About Jillene

Hi! I'm Jillene, barely 50 going on 20 again. Ha! I believe that life is to be enjoyed. I am enthusiastic, fun, and happy. I love to make others happy as well. I hope to be able to put my talents to good use in order to inspire, encourage, and help others through my website "inkhappi-putting the {i} in happi! {} I share Graphic design, decor, & MORE! I love to be creative and I am ready to [C R E A T E] ! Looking forward to where life takes me from here. :)


  1. Yum! I miss these! I may have to come over for one!

  2. I know Brit! Remember days on Enrose with pink countertops {before remodel} and all the fun stuff that was served/done around that island?!!

  3. Love Cherry Limeades! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. How fun! This would be a great recipe for a kids party!

  5. Sounds super yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try. Sharing the SITS love today. 😉

  6. This is how I make our Shirley Temples too! I had no idea about the history of Grenadine syrup or that it was pomegranate. I always thought it was cherry. Pretty neat. Thanks for the lesson. #SITS

  7. YUM! I love cherry limeades and have been wanting to make some myself.


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