Make a Sonic Strawberry Limeade That Will Bring the Applause!
This Sonic strawberry limeade copycat recipe will knock your strawberry socks off! It’s quick to come together and the syrup stores for weeks. Let’s get started making this drool-worthy, thirst-quenching strawberry limeade.
Cravings. When the weather gets warm, I have a hankering for a sweet and sour drink from my teen years: Sonic Drive-In’s strawberry limeade.
I knew my strawberry lemonade concentrate would work (just with limes), but I wanted to try making a strawberry syrup. The results were absolutely amazing!
Ingredients for this Sonic Copycat Recipe
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and quartered
- 4 cups water
- Juice of 1 lime (large) or 2 limes (small), plus more for garnish
- 1 – 1.5 cups granulated sugar (depends on the sweetness of your berries)
- Optional, crushed ice, mint garnish
How to Make a Sonic Strawberry Limeade
Make a Simple Strawberry Syrup
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Turn it Into a Strawberry Limeade Mojito
Strawberry. Limeade. Mojito.
Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful drink to serve at a BBQ? Refreshing, sweet, and with just a smidge of a kick, it will steal the show.
To make the mojito, follow all the steps above and add a bit of crushed mint to taste. We use our mortar and pestle, but a spoon on a wood cutting board works well in a pinch.
You can chill glasses or serve them chock-full of ice. Add in the strawberry limeade syrup, 2 oz of light rum, some soda water, and a bit of the crushed mint. Garnish with a sliced strawberry, lime, and/or mint sprig.
Other Ways to Use the Simple Strawberry Syrup
In our house, this disappears rather quickly. A few ways we like to use it are:
- milkshakes (vanilla ice cream + this syrup = oooooh my goodness good).
- added to plain Greek yogurt to lightly sweeten.
- strawberry milk (one of my daughter’s favorites).
- added to iced tea (unsweetened).
Over to You
Sadly, it’s 1:30 on a Tuesday, so I won’t be partaking in the mojito version of this Sonic strawberry lemonade copycat recipe. But I am sitting here enjoying a nice, cold glass of sweet mixed with sour. And I’m happy.
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Very good. Was a huge hit with the family at out Memorial Day picnic. I doubled the recipe. Looking forward to trying it in some iced tea.