Lean on the vibe of an old drive-in favorite. The next time you desire a warm-weather cocktail, try this vanilla cherry limeade cocktail recipe. It’s simple to make and so refreshing! And obviously it tastes great too!

Whether you have store-bought or home-infused vanilla vodka, the ingredients for this beverage come together in a snap. Simply combine everything in a cocktail shaker, give it a good rattle then serve—there’s nothing like an easy as ‘one, two, three’ party libation.

Garnish your cocktail with a fresh wedge of lime and some maraschino cherries and watch as suddenly, the backyard feels like paradise—even if it’s just you and the dog.

Be sure to sip this new favorite with caution. Cocktails that don’t taste like they have any liquor in them have the tendency to sneak up on you!

Two glasses of a refreshing and simple vanilla cherry limeade cocktail.

vanilla cherry limeade cocktail recipe

It’s an adult version of a drive-in favorite—this vanilla cherry limeade cocktail recipe is easy to make, slightly sweet and perfectly refreshing!


Yield: 1 - 5 oz cocktail
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  • cocktail shaker
  • ice
  • 2 oz vanilla infused vodka
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 oz lemon lime soda
  • splash grenadine
  • maraschino cherries, for garnish
  • lime wedge, for garnish


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, lime juice, lemon-lime soda and a small splash of grenadine.
  • Give the cocktail shaker a vigorous rattle then strain the mixture into a cocktail glass full of ice.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry or two if desired then serve immediately. Enjoy!


Be sure to go easy on the grenadine, you don’t want your cocktail to taste like cough syrup!
Calories: 202kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g
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