The Story Behind The Spiked Cherry Limeade

I love using different lemonades/limeades as mixers for cocktails during the warm weather months. Not only are they easy to make or buy, but who doesn’t love a delicious citrus cocktail?!

The limeade in this cocktail provides the tang and is balanced by the maraschino cherry juice that adds a hint of sweetness. Rum was the booze of choice because the light Caribbean flavors marry perfectly with the lime and cherry flavors. Together the three combine to create something delicious.

To really impress guests you could set up a lemonade/limeade bar with different garnishes and mixers for easy self serve entertaining. As a host or hostess, this recipe will help you enjoy the party without having to make all the cocktails. Or forgo the entertaining and enjoy this cocktail after a hard days work. Just throw it together and enjoy!


  • 1.5 ounces of white rum
  • 1 ounce of maraschino cherry juice
  • 4 ounces of limeade
  • ½ cup of ice


  1. Add ice, white rum, limeade and maraschino cherry juice to a glass.
  2. Stir mixture together and garnish with a maraschino cherry and lime slice.

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Updated: 2020-03-19

The Spiked Cherry Limeade Recipe