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
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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