Cherry Lime Mocktail

This easy mocktail recipe tastes similar to beloved Sonic Cherry Limeade, but with far fewer calories! Easy to make, and even easier to sip on.

The focus of this image is on the center glass, filled with this lime and cherry mocktail and ice, and garnished with a slice of lime and cherry on a cocktail pick. The glass sits on a two white coasters, and there are additional glasses filled with this easy non alcoholic drink in the foreground and background. The glass is also surrounded with juiced limes, cherries, and ice.

I love the combination of cherry and lime. It’s fun, it’s tasty, and should be put together more often. This simple drink recipe uses minimal ingredients and can be mixed up quickly.

While some sparkling water mocktails can leave you underwhelmed, this refreshing cherry lime mocktail has a great flavor profile. And you can sip on it happy knowing that this drink doesn’t have the extra calories or sugar from soda!

A cherry lime mocktail is a great option for those looking for mocktails for pregnancy, mocktails for kids, or non alcoholic drinks to serve at a party. Also a great drink option for when you’re just hanging out at home, because it’s always a good time for a fun drink.

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What is a Mocktail?

Mocktails are specialty non-alcoholic drinks. Sometimes they are non-alcoholic versions of cocktails, and sometimes they are fun drink recipes all on their own. Mocktails are great for those wishing to abstain from alcohol, for kids, and for pregnant women.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Level of difficulty: Easy. Measure, stir, and enjoy!

Flavor: The perfect blend of cherry and lime.

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes to mix up this easy mocktail recipe. Note, this does not include time for you to make a homemade cherry simple syrup.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredient shot for this easy mocktail recipe, includes cherry grenadine, lime sparkling water, fresh limes, and ice. There are also fresh cherries, ice, and cocktail picks in the image.

Cherry Simple Syrup – homemade or store-bought

Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice

Lime Sparkling Water

Ice for Serving

Optional: Fresh Cherries or Lime Slices for Garnish

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Fill a lowball (or rocks glass) full of ice
  2. Add cherry simple syrup and lime juice to the glass
  3. Top with lime sparkling water and stir to combine
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime and a cherry if desired
  5. Enjoy!
Top down view of a glass of this cherry mocktail. The garnish of a fresh cherry and lime slice really jump out at you in this image. Surrounding the main glass is ice, pieces of lime, fresh cherries, and additional glasses filled with this easy non alcoholic drink recipe.

Expert Tips

What is the best cherry simple syrup to use? You can make your own cherry simple syrup to enjoy in this cocktail, or you can purchase one. If I am buying one, I like to use this cherry syrup from a local small business because it tastes amazing and uses real ingredients for their small batch products.

Want to turn this into a cherry lime cocktail instead? If you’d prefer a cocktail instead of a mocktail, add 1-2oz of vodka to your drink.

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Cherry Lime Mocktail

A fun and healthier alternative to the beloved Sonic Cherry Limeade! This easy mocktail recipe is perfect for any day of the week.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Mocktail
Calories 83 kcal


  • 1 oz cherry simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 4-6 oz lime sparkling water
  • ice


  • Fill a lowball (or rocks glass) full of ice
  • Add cherry simple syrup and lime juice to the glass
  • Top with lime sparkling water and stir to combine
  • Garnish with a slice of lime and a cherry if desired
  • Enjoy!


*Option to change to a cocktail: add 1-2oz of vodka to your drink.


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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