Strawberry Limeade {Sonic Strawberry Limeade Copycat}

10:02 PM

Sonic Strawberry Limeade, made with freshly squeezed lime juice and sweetened strawberry syrup.  A tangy, sweet combination drink enjoyed by all at one of America's drive-in fast food restaurants.

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 incredible juice that seeps out of the strawberries.  I had taken 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 simple lime 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}


  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed 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

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.

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Kay Little
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