Vodka Cherry Limeade for #ImprovCookingChallenge

Welcome to another month of The Improv Cooking Challenge! We were challenged to use Cherry and Lime in this month's Improv Cooking Challenge. Find our group on Facebook if you're interested in joining in the fun; Nicole from Cookaholic Wife hosts our group! 

This is a very tasty cocktail - perfect little punch of sweetness and tartness to relax in the afternoon by the pool with! And if you want the non-alcoholic version, skip the vodka and you still have a delicious and fun drink to enjoy, reminiscent of the ones you'd get at Sonic, or for me they remind me of the one you can get at Firehouse Subs who happen to have this as part of their fountain drink offerings; or they did the last time I went into a Firehouse Sub shop!

I thought the drink was a little strong - so be forewarned; I'd cut the alcohol amount in half next time and go from there.

Come see all of the cherry and lime recipes that we're sharing today!

  • Vodka Cherry Limeade by Making Miracles
  • Filipino Crema de Fruta by Pandemonium Noshery
  • Makrut Lime-Kissed Clafoutis by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  • Cherry Lime Bourbon Smash by Cookaholic Wife
  • Cherry Lime Rickey by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Lemon Cherry Muffin By Sneha's Recipe

  • Vodka Cherry Limeade

    4 oz vodka
    4 oz limeade
    2 oz grenadine
    Lemon lime soda
    Garnish: lime wedges, maraschino cherries

    1. Combine the vodka, limeade, and grenadine in a shaker with ice and shake well to chill. Pour into a tall glass, add a small handful of crushed ice, top off with lemon lime soda (to taste). Garnish with a couple maraschino cherries and a lime wedge if desired! 
    Recipe from Cake N Knife

    Homemade Limeade 

    2 cups fresh lime juice or bottled lime juice
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup hot water
    Cold water
    Lime wedges / slices if desired (for serving)

    1. In a gallon sized pitcher, combine the hot water with the sugar and stir until sugar has dissolved. Add in the lime juice, then top off the pitcher with cold water and some ice. Stir to combine.
    2. Add some lime wedges / slices for serving if desired.
    3. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
    Recipe adapted from Add A Pinch


    1. I don't drink so i'm excited to see it can be left out, I love Sonic limeade by the pool!

    2. Maybe we should start a cocktail recipe event.....there's a great start here today.

    3. Such a pretty fruity looking cocktail drink!


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