25 Easy, Simple Strawberry Limeade Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

If you have a blender and desire a refreshing fruit drink then create a batch of Strawberry Limeade.

There are smoothie versions and you can even create a cocktail by adding an alcoholic spirit such as vodka.

There are also several recipes where you can use frozen strawberries or even try to recreate Sonic Drive-In’s version of the drink.

1. Simple Strawberry Limeade

A simple batch of Strawberry Limeade is a great drink to cool down with. Blitz a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice with one and a half cups of quartered strawberries.

Once puréed, add five cups of cold water, between three-quarters and a cup of granulated sugar, then stir until the sugar has dissolved. Throw in a few ice cubes and pour the mix into individual glasses.

2. Sonic Strawberry Limeade

Create your strawberry syrup for this Sonic Strawberry Limeade by bringing to a boil a pound of hulled, quartered strawberries in a pan with 32 oz of water.

Simmer for 15 minutes, strain, then add one and a half cups of sugar and cook for a further five minutes. Pour into a container, leave to cool, and use it when you need to.

Simply fill a glass with ice, add a quarter of a cup of strawberry syrup, a few squeezes of lime, and a cup of Sprite, then stir.  

3. Sonic Drive-In Strawberry Limeade

To recreate a Sonic Drive-In serving, fill a 16oz glass two-thirds of the way with ice then pour over a can of Sprite.

Add freshly squeezed lime juice from three limes, add two tablespoons of sliced strawberries with syrup and serve. 

4. Copycat Sonic Strawberry Limeade

To create another version of Sonic Strawberry Limeade, create a strawberry syrup by boiling to a boil a pound of hulled strawberries in four cups of water.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes then strain. Add one and a half cups of sugar and stir until it dissolves then pour into a container to cool.

For the Limeade, fill a glass halfway with ice, add a quarter cup of strawberry syrup with a cup of Sprite then squeeze in four lime slices and stir. 

5. Homemade Strawberry Limeade

You will need a pitcher for this Homemade Strawberry Limeade recipe. Create a sugar syrup from a cup each of granulated sugar and water to heat up in a pan and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Blitz together a cup of water with four cups of hulled strawberries then press through a sieve and add to a pitcher with the sugar syrup, a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, and four cups of water.

6. Strawberry Limeade

To create your sugar syrup for this Strawberry Limeade recipe, combine a cup of sugar with two cups of water then stir and simmer in a pan until dissolved.

Remove from the heat to cool then blitz one and a half pints of hulled strawberries with the sugar syrup. Combine a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice and four cups of water with the strawberry syrup and serve over ice. 

7. Four-Ingredient Strawberry Limeade

Simply blitz two cups and sliced, hulled strawberries with three-quarters of a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice until smooth. Pour into a pitcher, add five cups of water and three-quarters of a cup of sugar then stir.

8. Sparkling Strawberry Limeade

With half a cup of honey, you can make a really moreish syrup by heating it with half a cup of water. Allow the syrup to cool then blitz together a pound of hulled strawberries with three-quarters of a cup of lime juice.

Sieve the mix, add the syrup, and stir to combine then chill. Add between a quarter and half a cup of strawberry lime mix to a glass, add ice and then top up with sparkling lime water.

9. Tangy Strawberry Limeade

For Tangy Strawberry Limeade, combine a cup each of sugar and water then bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Leave to bowl and blitz two cups of hulled strawberries until puréed and put through a sieve. In a pitcher, combine the syrup with a cup of lime juice, strawberry purée and two cups of water then serve. 

10. Bubbly Strawberry Limeade

This recipe only takes five minutes so blitz 16oz of hulled strawberries with three quartered limes, a third of a cup of agave, and two cups of water.

Strain the mixture then pour it into a pitcher and finish with a liter of club soda. 

11. Refreshing Strawberry Limeade

You can use branded strawberry syrup for this recipe, but make sure it is not intended for ice cream.

Whisk together two-thirds of a cup each of strawberry syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice with three cups of water, you can use Sprite for some bubbles. Chill and then serve it up.

12. Strawberry-Cherry Lemon Limeade

This is a delicious variation so blitz four pints of hulled, halved strawberries with two cups each of sugar and water.

In a few pitchers, combine two cups of sugar with 22 cups of water then add three cups of lemon juice, a cup of lime juice, the puréed strawberries, and two jars of maraschino cherries with the juice.

Chill and then serve over ice. 

13. Fresh Strawberry Limeade

The variation here is in the syrup so heat up half a cup each of maple syrup and cold water then leave to cool.

Blitz together one and a half cups of strawberries with a cup of lime juice, the syrup, and five to six cups of water. 

14. Brazilian Limeade With Strawberries

For a few servings of Brazilian Limeade With Strawberries, wash and then dry four limes then quarter them, and blitz with three cups of water.

Strain the mix and discard the rinds then strain the purée with two cups of strawberries, a cup of ice, a third of a cup of sweetened condensed milk, and half a cup of sugar. 

15. Budget-Friendly Strawberry Limeade

You only need ten minutes to make a batch of this Strawberry Limeade so create a simple syrup. Heat up half a cup of water to a boil, add half a cup of granulated sugar then stir until the sugar dissolves and leave to cool.

Combine one and half cups of freshly squeezed lime juice with the syrup and four and a half cups of hulled strawberries. Mix in six cups of water and serve over ice. 

16. Sparkling Strawberry Limeade

In a large pitcher, stir together a cup of sugar with two cups of water then add two cups of lime juice. Add a cup of sliced strawberries then finish with an 8oz bottle of sparkling water. That’s it!

17. Strawberry Limeade Smoothie

You only need four ingredients to create a Strawberry Limeade Smoothie.

Simply blitz together two cups of frozen strawberries with one and a half cups of unsweetened almond milk, a quarter of a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, and two tablespoons of maple syrup. 

18. Tart Strawberry Limeade

Create a purée from three-quarters of a cup of lime juice, two cups of sliced strawberries, and half a cup of sugar. Top with Sprite, cold water, club soda, or lemon-lime soda, and serve over ice.

19. Fresh Strawberry Limeade

For this recipe, blitz together 16oz of hulled strawberries with three quartered limes, a third of a cup of agave, and two cups of water.

Strain out any chunks then add to a pitcher and top with a liter of club soda.

20. Strawberry Limeade With Mint

Add some mint and cucumber garnishes for this stylish drink. First, blitz two cups of quartered and hulled strawberries with three-quarters of a cup of lime juice until smooth.

In a pitcher, combine the purée with five cups of water, and three-quarters of a cup of sugar. Add the mint sprigs and thinly sliced cucumber for garnishes and serve over ice.

21. Splenda Strawberry Limeade

You can use a sugar substitute for this Strawberry Limeade recipe so start by blitzing one and a half cups of quartered strawberries with a cup of lime juice.

In a pitcher, combine the strawberry mixture with four cups of water then throw in one and a half cups of Splenda sugar substitute.

Pour over ice and garnish with some small strawberries or lime wedges for a classy touch.  

22. Sugar-Free Strawberry Limeade

Yes, you do not even need sugar to create a batch of Strawberry Limeade.

In a blender, combine a cup of water, two cups of frozen strawberries, the juice of a lime, half a teaspoon of Stevia, two tablespoons of collagen of two cups of ice cubes.

Blitz it all together and pour it into tall glasses.

23. Sweet Strawberry Limeade

For this sweet, sweet Strawberry Limeade, blitz together half a cup each of water with fresh or frozen strawberries.

Combine the strawberry purée with a third of a cup of lime juice and three tablespoons of maple syrup. Pour over ice into two tall glasses. 

24. Easy Strawberry Limeade

Make your sugar syrup by bringing eight cups of water to a boil then cooking one and a half pounds of hulled, quartered strawberries for about 15 minutes.

Remove the fruit, add a cup of cane sugar and then remove from the heat to cool. Add a third of a cup of lime juice then add half a cup of the strawberry syrup to a glass with ice and top with sparkling water. 

25. Peachy Strawberry Limeade

For a twist, purée together a cup of diced peaches, half a cup each of brown sugar and freshly squeezed lime juice, two tablespoons of strawberry purée, and a cup of water.

Sieve out the mixture into a pitcher, add three cups of water then stir until combined, chill, and serve over ice.

Bonus Section: Alcoholic Strawberry Limeade

Spiked Strawberry Limeade

Another alcoholic variation of Strawberry Limeade is this recipe. Start by mashing two cups of quartered strawberries then placing them into a pitcher.

Add the zest and juice of two limes, and a quarter of a cup of sugar, stir and pour in one and a half cups of Strawberry Vodka with three 12oz cans of club soda.

Add ice and a sliced lime, stir to combine, then serve over ice with slices of strawberry or lime for a garnish though you can add Chambord or Strawberry Lime liquor. 

Strawberry Limeade Cocktail

Yes, you can make an alcoholic cocktail from Strawberry Limeade that’s rather like a Mojito. Juice five limes and three limes then add a quartered lime, six sliced strawberries, and half a teaspoon of sea salt into a cocktail shaker.

Shake it up, add some crushed mint leaves to release their oils, and shake again.

Add ice cubes to four glasses, add some lime juice to the rims then strain the cocktail into each glass and top up with soda before finally adding a shot of vodka to each one. 

Strawberry Key Limeade Cocktail

For this Strawberry Key Limeade Cocktail, create a syrup by bringing a cup each of water and granulated sugar to a boil. Cook until clear then remove from heat and add a cup of quartered strawberries to seep in the syrup.

Blitz the mix and sieve it then add a cup each of Key Lime Juice, strawberry syrup, and Champagne. 

Final Thoughts

You do not need to go to Sonic Drive-In to get a Strawberry Limeade. As long as you have some strawberries, limes, and maybe some sugar, you can create your own version.

Typically, you will need to create a sugar syrup from boiling water, adding sugar, then stirring the mixture until the sugar dissolves.

As a simple sugar syrup, you can create a larger batch than is included in the recipe as you can use it for all sorts of cocktails.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Alcohol Works Well With Strawberry Limeade?

Typically, vodka is the best spirit to use with Strawberry Limeade. The spirit creates an alcoholic edge but is subtle enough not to mask over the fresh taste of the strawberries and limes. 

What Should Strawberry Limeade Taste Like?

When you taste Strawberry Limeade, it should be sweet from the strawberries but sour from the limes, maybe a little tart as well. Try to use fresh fruit as it can be a healthy, refreshing drink, especially in summer.

25 Easy, Simple Strawberry Limeade Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

25 Easy, Simple Strawberry Limeade Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

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You only need a blender and a few fresh ingredients to create Strawberry Limeade. Here are 25 easy, simple Strawberry Limeade recipes you simply have to try.

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