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Vodka Cherry Limeade

This Vodka Cherry Limeade recipe is the ideal summer drink. The perfect blend of fruit and spice, thanks to the lemon, lime, ginger and sweet cherry flavors. It is perfectly balanced and the bubbles just elevate it. You are going to love this cocktail recipe. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade in a glade with basil.

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VODKA CHERRY LIMEADE

When the weather is warm I like to have a light, fruity cocktail from time to time. 

Today’s Vodka Cherry Limeade is one that I like to make. 

I also like to make this Grapefruit Paloma, Cranberry Aperol Spritz, White Sangria or this Strawberry Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

Flavored with sweet yet tart cherry juice, the spice of the grated ginger, and the bubbles from the lemon lime soda, all brought together with the addition of vodka, honey, and mint makes the perfect refreshing cocktail. 

The cherry and lime flavors remind me of cherry limeade that I used to drink as a child. 

I used lemon lime soda in this cocktail but you could sub in ginger beer for a spicier, more gingery flavor. 

When we grill out in the summer I will often serve this Vodka Cherry Limeade alongside Greek Marinated Chicken, Summer Orzo Pasta Salad and this Italian Tortellini Salad. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade with lime.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Super easy to make – It can all be prepared in each serving glass ot a cocktail shaker. If you are looking for an easy summer cocktail this one is for you! 
  • Perfect for entertaining – This cocktail is a real crowd-pleaser and is guaranteed to wow your guests. You can make a double or triple batch for guests. 
  • The perfect balance of flavors – The sweet yet tartness of the cherry works perfectly with the spice of the ginger and the bubbles from the lemon lime soda. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade ingredients.  

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR THIS CHERRY LIME VODKA COCKTAIL: 

GRATED GINGER {OPTIONAL}

MINT LEAVES

LIME JUICE

CHERRY JUICE

VODKA

LIMEMADE 

LEMON LIME SODA 

LIME, BASIL, AND MINT FOR GARNISH  Vodka Cherry Limeade with lime.

HOW TO MAKE THE LIME CHERRY VODKA COCKTAIL

Now that you have all your ingredients to hand it is time to make the simple and tasty Cherry Lime Vodka Cocktail. 

PREPARE THE GLASSES: Split the ginger, mint and honey into the two glasses. Roughly muddle those ingredients together. 

CREATE THE COCKTAIL: Now split the lime juice, cherry juice, and vodka into each glass and give everything a good stir. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade pouring cherry juice.

Add some ice and pour in the lemon lime soda or ginger beer into each glass. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade soda poured into glass.

GARNISH THE COCKTAIL: Finally, garnish the drinks with a lime wedge and fresh basil and mint leaves. Then serve up your delicious cocktail.

Vodka Cherry Limeade in two glasses.

RECIPE NOTES AND TIPS 

While I provide step-by-step instructions with the method, often there are recipe notes and tips that help you make the most out of the recipe. Here are some of the essential information and tricks to help you make this tasty cocktail. 

  • If you want to make up one batch then you can use a cocktail shaker for the cocktail ingredients and then evenly distribute them amongst the serving glasses. 
  • Make sure you add ice almost to the top of each glass to help keep the cocktail cold.  
  • Don’t skip the step of muddling the mint, grated ginger, and honey as this adds a strong flavor to the cocktail with every sip. 
  • You can skip the ginger if that is too strong of a flavor. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade with lime and basil in a glass.

WAYS TO MODIFY THIS DELICIOUS VODKA COCKTAIL

Many recipes have substitutions and variations that help you customize your salad:

Things you can add or little changes to make it more suitable. So here are some of the best variations you might want to consider:

  • If you can’t get your hands on cherry juice then pomegranate juice is an excellent substitute and will taste just as good. 
  • Lemon lime soda or ginger beer is perfect with this recipe but if you want something a little less bubbles or spice then use lemonade or limeade instead. 
  • Add a salted lime rim to the cocktail glasses to give them that extra something with every sip. The salt will be balanced with the cherry and lime perfectly. 

Vodka Cherry Limeade with lime.

HOW SHOULD I SERVE THIS COCKTAIL?

I like to keep things simple. I like to add a lot of ice to each glass, and then garnish with a wedge of lime, some fresh mint leaves, and a bit of basil. 

You could also look to serve this cocktail up in a big pitcher with plenty of ice and the garnishes for everyone to help themselves. 

CAN I MAKE A BIGGER BATCH OF THIS COCKTAIL?

Sure you can! Double up the quantities and serve in a pitcher or make it easier to mix up the cocktail by using a shaker. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH ANY LEFTOVER COCKTAIL?

You could keep it this cherry limeade vodka cocktail in the refrigerator but be mindful that the bubbles will start to fade.

You will need to give it a mix before serving again.

A great option for summer would be to add any leftover cocktail to a popsicle mold and freeze creating an adult-only icey treat on a warm day. Yum!

Vodka Cherry Limeade with logo.

OTHER DRINKS YOU MIGHT LIKE:

RED SANGRIA

ORANGE SMOOTHIE

HORCHATA RECIPE

CRANBERRY WINE SPRITZER 

BLUEBERRY KALE SMOOTHIE

SPARKLING PEACH LEMONADE  

Vodka Cherry Limeade in a glade with basil.

Vodka Cherry Limeade

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Vodka Cherry Limeade recipe is the ideal summer drink. The perfect blend of fruit and spice, thanks to the lemon, lime, ginger and sweet cherry flavors. It is perfectly balanced and the bubbles just elevate it. You are going to love this cocktail recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp. grated ginger {optional}
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces lime juice {or use limeade}
  • 3 ounces cherry juice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • Lemon lime soda to top it off {you could also try ginger beer for a more gingery flavor}
  • Ice
  • Lime, basil and mint as a garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Split the ginger, mint and honey into the two glasses. Roughly muddle those ingredients together. 
    2. Now split the lime juice, cherry juice, and vodka into each glass and give everything a good stir. Add some ice and pour in the lemon lime soda or ginger beer into each glass. 
    3. Finally, garnish the drinks with a lime wedge and fresh basil and mint leaves. Then serve up your delicious cocktail.

Notes

You can also make this in a cocktail shaker to get everything mixed together well.
It’s delicious with pomegranate juice instead of cherry juice!

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