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Sonic Strawberry Limeade Recipe is an easy copycat recipe for refreshing Strawberry Limeade. Enjoy this tasty drink all Summer and skip the fast food drive thru.

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Sonic Strawberry Limeade Recipe

Anyone that loves Sonic needs to make this delicious drink recipe packed with strawberry flavor. Copycat Sonic Strawberry Limeade is a tasty blend of lime juice and fresh strawberries.

We love to top each glass with more sliced strawberries. It looks so pretty and gives it even more strawberry flavor.

You can even place a sliced strawberry on each glass for an extra special touch. It is a great drink to serve for parties and cookouts.

Ingredients for Sonic strawberry limeade .

Ingredients: 

For the Strawberry Syrup: 

  • Strawberries (washed and hulled) 
  • Water 
  • Granulated Sugar 

Strawberry Limeade: 

  • Sprite 
  • Lime Slices 

How to make Sonic Strawberry Limeade:

Strawberries in a pan.

For the Strawberry Syrup: 

  • Step 1. Clean and cut the strawberries. Wash the strawberries and dice them into small pieces. 
  • Step 2. Combine the fruit and water in a pan. Add the strawberries and the cups of water to a small saucepan. 
  • Step 3. Boil the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer it for 20 minutes.
  • Step 4. Strain the strawberries. Remove the strawberries from the mixture with a strainer or a slotted spoon. 
  • Step 5. Add the sugar and cook until dissolved. Whisk in the sugar and heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. 
  • Step 6. Allow to cool. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool completely. 
Strawberry mixture in a sauce pan.

For the Strawberry Limeade: 

  • Step 1. Fill glasses with ice. Place ice in serving glasses (filling them approximately ½ way full). 
  • Step 2. Add Sprite and Strawberry Syrup. Place 1 cup of Sprite and ¼ cup of the Strawberry syrup into each glass. 
  • Step 3. Top with freshly squeezed lime juice. Squeeze 2 lime slices into each cup.  Serve topped with more strawberries and lime if you prefer and enjoy! 

Jump to recipe below for complete instructions and skip the Sonic Drive Thru.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

We love to make this syrup but you can use store bought strawberry syrup if you prefer.

Sonic strawberry limeade in a glass.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Frozen Strawberries. Add a couple of frozen strawberries to each drink to serve as ice cubes. They will keep the drink cold without diluting the limeade.
  • Storage: Place the strawberry syrup into an airtight container or jar and place in the fridge. It can be stored up to 2 weeks and used to make more great drinks.
  • Lemon Lime Soda. We used Sprite but you can use store brand or anything you like.
  • Fresh Lime Juice. This drink is best using freshly squeezed lime juice and not the bottled stuff. The flavor is so much better using fresh limes.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the drink. If you prefer the drink sweeter, simply add more of the simple syrup. It is easy to modify to your preference.
  • Other types of berries. This limeade can easily be modified for any type of berries you have on hand.

How to choose fresh strawberries:

  • Brightly colored red berries are best. Avoid any that look yellow or brown.
  • Use fresh berries. Strawberries don’t keep for long so it’s best to purchase the berries when ready to make this drink.
  • Once home, store the strawberries without being washed. Any excess moisture can cause the berries to spoil quicker.

More ways to use Strawberry Syrup:

  • Strawberry Milk. Add the strawberry syrup to milk according to taste for the best Strawberry Milk.
  • Iced Tea. Blend into iced tea for a refreshing Summer Iced Tea. We recommend unsweetened iced tea since the syrup has sugar in it.
  • Milkshakes. Combine with vanilla ice cream for a luscious Strawberry Milkshake. You can add as much as you prefer.
Sonic strawberry limeade in a glass.

Strawberry Limeade Sonic Drink

This is such an easy drink to put together. You can make a large pitcher of this for a fraction of the price of buying at Sonic.

Whip up this drink and watch it disappear. It is so refreshing, and the fresh fruit flavor does not disappoint.

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Sonic strawberry limeade in a glass.

 

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Sonic Strawberry Limeade

5 from 4 votes
Sonic Strawberry Limeade Recipe is an easy copycat recipe for refreshing Strawberry Limeade. Enjoy this tasty drink all Summer and skip the fast food drive thru.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Beverage
Calories 426

Ingredients

For the Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 pounds Strawberries washed and hulled
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar

For the Strawberry Limeade:

  • 4 cups Sprite
  • 8 slices Lime

Instructions

For the Strawberry Syrup:

  • Wash the strawberries and dice them into small pieces.
  • Add the strawberries and the water to a small saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer it for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the strawberries from the mixture with a strainer or a slotted spoon.
  • Whisk in the sugar and heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and let the syrup cool completely.

For the Strawberry Limeade:

  • Place ice in serving glasses (filling them approximately ½ way full).
  • Place 1 cup of Sprite and ¼ cup of the Strawberry syrup into each glass.
  • Squeeze 2 lime slices into each cup.  Serve topped with more strawberries and lime if you prefer and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use store bought strawberry syrup instead of homemade in this recipe as well.  
Refrigerate the leftover strawberry syrup in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 426kcal, Carbohydrates 109g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g, Sodium 38mg, Potassium 192mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 105g, Vitamin A 21IU, Vitamin C 71mg, Calcium 35mg, Iron 1mg

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