Strawberry Limeade {Sonic Strawberry Limeade Copycat}


Strawberries are so plentiful right now, which gives me all kinds of ideas for recipes.  I had some strawberry juice leftover the other day from a recipe for Strawberry Sheet Cake Shortcake.  I sliced about a quart and a half strawberries and sprinkled sugar on them and set them in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours to build on all of that wonderful juice that seeps out of the strawberries.  I had take them out of the refrigerator and poured them into a mesh strainer ending up with this wonderful strawberry sweetness.  That is when I began to think about a recipe for Strawberry Limeade like I get at the Sonic Drive-In. So I made a lime simple syrup and added it to the strawberry juice.  It turns out, I can enjoy the summer and have happy hour anytime!


Strawberry Limeade {Sonic Strawberry Limeade Copycat}

Ingredients:
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup key lime juice
1 cup water
2 cups strawberry juice
2 liters club soda or sparkling water
8 fresh strawberries, sliced
10 fresh strawberries for garnish
2 key limes, sliced or cut in wedges for garnish

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add key lime juice and stir until mix well; set aside to cool.  In a serving pitcher, add the strawberry juice and lime simple syrup; stir until completely mixed.  Add club soda and sliced strawberries and stir well; server over ice.  Garnish with fresh strawberries and limes slices or wedges.

Note:  You can use regular lime if key lime is not available.  Be sure that your club soda is not flat.  This will cause it not to taste right.


Visit Kay | Cooking with K's profile on Pinterest.


65 comments :

  1. love this drink its on my to do list

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds so refreshing and delicious! Yes strawberries are everywhere! There is a stand I pass every day on my way home...tomorrow I will stop and get some...I want to make this!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh that looks yummy! We still have a few months to go till strawberry season here in Australia! I'll have to save this recipe for then!!

    Just stopped by from Wednesday’s blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely week.
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great idea, thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's some delicious looking drink right there! And I love your pitcher :) I am your newest follower!

    Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sound delightfully refreshing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm going to have to make this for my hubby! Visiting from the Welcome Wed. Hop.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is one of my favorite summer drinks! Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is my favorite drink at Sonic! Can't wait to try this! We found your blog through a link party and are your newest followers! We would love to have you follow us back!

    www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Visiting from Welcome Wednesday. Love your recipes! http://lookwhatigotforfree.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. That looks so refreshing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is the drink I get every time at Sonic! I will give this a try, that way I don't have to wait until happy hour!

    ReplyDelete
  13. YUM! Strawberry limeade at Sonic is my favorite! Thanks for the recipe!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for linking up this Thirst Quencher to Made it on Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sounds great just bought some strawberries today.
    Following you via Wandering Wednesday blog hop. Already following every way I can. Stop by and follow me however you like.

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. mmm! This sounds good! I'm sitting here at my desk and I'm SO thirsty!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi. I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your blog is adorable. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This sounds sooo refreshing!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. The strawberry limeade sounds so refreshing right about now. Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Found you over at Full Plate Thursday...I'm a new follower! This looks great! I would love to have you link up to my 2-in-1 Thursday hop.

    Wendy
    Around My Family Table

    ReplyDelete
  21. MMMMMM! Yes Please! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  22. yumm! Now how would we recreate the Sonic Cherry Limeade that I am addicted to??
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I bet your homemade version blows Sonic's out of the water! Mmmm...can't wait to try the recipe!

    Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks delish! I'd love it if you'd come link up this and any others you'd like to my recipe contest/linky.

    http://www.bigklittlea.com/2011/06/june-concours-dcusine.html

    ReplyDelete
  25. Mmmmm, I LOVE sonic's strawberry limeade - and ours just went out of business! Now I can make my own.
    Thanks!
    Would love for you to link this at my summer long linky party!
    "Life's a Picnic!" party!

    ReplyDelete
  26. this is great!!!! love it
    thanks

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh I LOVE Sonic Limeade! I'm partial to cherry, but I would love to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  28. So refreshing! What a great way to use strawberries. Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I just went strawberry picking and still have some strawberries left. I'll have to try this!

    I'd love if you linked it up to my Summer Fun party so others can enjoy it too.

    http://cometogetherkids.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-fun-party.html

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

    ReplyDelete
  30. So refreshing and yummy!I love strawberries! Hope to see you on my blog:)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Kay,
    I just love this Limeade at the Sonic and I am delighted to have this recipe. I am making it today!
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  32. what a refreshing drink thanks for sharing the recipe now can make it at home and save money come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what I shared

    ReplyDelete
  33. This is yummy! I love sonic limeades!

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a delicious way to use your fresh berries. That limeade sounds just perfect for a hot day. Thanks for coming over to share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe spotlight. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Katie

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for linking this yummy recipe to Make & Share. I'll be throwing a party soon, hope I can whip this up to share. I♥Sonic's drinks!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wish I had this recipe when I was pregnant! This was all I wanted to drink when I was pregnant!!! Craved it all the time! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love Sonic drinks, too. I think their drinks are better than their food. I'll have to share this link with a friend of mine. She's a huge strawberry limeade fan. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi thanks for visiting Cedar Hill Ranch. I am a new follower. If you aren't already following Cedar Hill Ranch, I would love for you to!! http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/
    Have a blessed day.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I enjoy strawberries anyway they are fixed. I have never had them in this type drink. Certainly looks cool and refreshing.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I saw this on Sweet As Sugar Cookies Sweets for Saturday, and this immediately caught my eye--I'm such a sucker for Sonic! Thank you so much for sharing--I can't wait to try it this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. That sounds like the perfect summer drink to me! Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi K...

    So happy to see you for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week, my friend! Mmmm...your straberry limeade looks sooo refreshing! You know, I always get the "cherry" limeade from Sonic. I'll have to try the strawberry! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us...it's just in time for summer!!! I will have to give it a try!

    Warmest Sunday wishes...
    Chari

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you so much Kartika for stopping by my blog and commenting. That led me here. My son LOVES these Strawberry Limeades! Now, maybe I can save some money by making them at home. Definitely following your blog! Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Sounds so cool and wonderful for summer!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hi!
    I would love for you to come and link up at A Themed Baker’s Sunday, where this week is a sweet theme: Random! Yep, Whatever sweety deliciousness you made this week, you can post!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/06/themed-bakers-sunday-9.html
    Alyssa

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love Sonic strawberry limeades! Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, see you next week! http://bit.ly/jHOrlN

    ReplyDelete
  47. That looks delicious! I'll have to try that with my kids :)

    Stopping by from the Monday blog hop to say "hi" and follow :)

    http://www.serendipityissweet.com/2011/06/meet-me-monday-blog-hop.html

    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I've never had a strawberry limeade but did think cherry limeades were DELICIOUS when I visited America last year, so I will HAVE TO try this.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh, my! This looks delish! Love their Strawberry Limeades! :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. I use to live right by a Sonic now we don't even have one in town, probably safer, lol.

    I still can't believe our first party had over 300 links. I have a special give away planned for linkers this week.

    Thanks again, hope to see you this weekend at Bacon Time.

    ReplyDelete
  51. this one is a must try for me, as I am hopelessly addicted to sonic's diet cherry limeades! lol

    ReplyDelete
  52. How bright and delicious, K! These look fantastic.

    Thank you so much for adding these to my Refreshing Summer Drinks collection. If you have any more beverage posts you'd like to submit, it will be open for a while. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I really want to try this! I shared it with my readers today in my favorites from around the web post! http://www.myhomemadehappiness.com/2011/06/favorite-recipes-from-around-web-drinks.html

    ReplyDelete
  54. Hmm.. This looks delicious!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  55. I just featured this recipe on Fun Friday Finds on my blog. I'd love for you to stop by. www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. LOVE this! I used to be addicted to these and now I don't have a Sonic closeby! SO glad to know how they are made now! :) Thank you so much for linking up at my Summer Lovin' Party at Homemaker in Heels! :)Hope to see you again soon! :) Have a great weekend!
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

    ReplyDelete
  57. My favorite Sonic Drink! So refreshing, especially in this Georgia heat. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I will try soon!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love the limeade from Sonic! So good! We also have a place called Zoe's that has a great version. Yum. It's 11 PM and now all can think about is Sonic! LOL

    Stopping by to follow from Making Friends Monday. :-)

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com
    www.facebook.com/mamamommymom
    www.twitter.com/mamamommymom

    ReplyDelete
  59. oh, sounds really perfect...very refreshing! visiting you from FTF, have a great week. :)

    ReplyDelete
  60. Your version sounds so yummy and fresh... I can almost taste it! But if you knew how Sonic makes them you'd be super disappointed lol!

    ReplyDelete
  61. oh, that does look good!
    thanks for the recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  62. A great flavor combination! Found you on Pinterest, and am now a follower. Patsy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Patsy ~ welcome to CWK...and thanks for the follow...blessings, K

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...