Sonic Strawberry Limeade

My all time favorite summer beverage is Sonic's sparkling strawberry limeade. I am not a fast food fan and let get this straight, Sonic's food is horrible but, of the one hundred original drinks they serve, the limeade line is the absolute best.

I usually stop at Sonic during the summer months for this tasty beverage. After one visit on an especially hot day it struck me that I could make this nectar of the gods at home and for very little money.

The recipe below makes a 1 pint serving and cost less than a dollar. The best part about this drink is that it is basically a fresh strawberry daiquiri and can be made for kids and adults. Just add a shot of vodka, rum or flavored fruit liquors to really get the party started.

You will find the strawberries in sugar syrup ($2.99) and limeade ($1.99) in the frozen isle of your grocery store. You can use any kind of sparkling water for this recipe; I find that canned seltzer or club soda work the best because they both have big effervescent bubbles that last. I just got a soda stream so I got fizzy bubbly for days!

Sonic's Sparkling Strawberry Limeade

  • 1/4 C Frozen Strawberries in Sugar, defrosted
  • 1/4 C Minutemade Limeade Concentrate, defrosted
  • 1/4 Lime, juiced
  • 1C Ice
  • 1C Seltzer, ice cold
  • Place the ice, strawberries and limeade in a pint glass. Squeeze the lime in the glass then throw it in. Stir in the ice cold seltzer and enjoy. You can add more or less limeade to suit your taste.

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