One thing that says summer to me is a Diet Cherry Limeade from Sonic. I'm sure I have spent a small fortune on them. If I am anywhere near sonic during their "Happy Hour" I am there. I have seen a lot of recipes that copy the recipe and I have just tweaked a basic recipe for my family. These are super simple to make and very refreshing, which will be great today when our forcast here in Kansas is a high of about 107 degrees! Here's what you need:
1 16 ounce jar maraschino cherries
(You won't use all, this is probably enough
for 2 batches of cherry limeade.)
1 12 ounce can Frozen Limeade, thawed
1 2-Liter Bottle of Diet Sprite
3 limes (save 1 for garnish)
Combine the frozen limeade and Diet Sprite in a pitcher. Juice 2 limes and add juice and rind to the pitcher. Add about 1/2 of the juice from the jar of cherries, reserving the cherries for garnish. Taste and add more juice to desired sweetness. We use a little over 1/2 of the juice for my family. You can always add the juice to the glass to make it sweeter for someone who doesn't like it so tart.
Serve over crushed ice and garnish with lime slices and cherries.
I've linked this to the Weekend Potluck.