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Cherry Lime Vodka Cocktails are sweet and refreshing! Made with fresh cherries and lime juice this cocktail is light, fruity, and perfect for summer!

Cherry cocktails will be your cocktail for summer! It’s a light and refreshing and only a few ingredients!

What I love about this drink is its so simple! It only takes four ingredients to make this delicious cherry cocktail and you can use fresh ingredients.

If you’re looking for more cherry recipes, you have to try this Cherry Smoothie or this Dairy Free Cherry Ice Cream. They’re super simple to make, so refreshing and delicious!

Ingredients for cherry cocktails

Pitted Cherries. You can use either fresh cherries or frozen cherries. I like to use frozen cherries that are defrosted a bit.

Lime Juice. You can use either bottled lime juice or fresh lime juice. I like using fresh lime juice, but it use whatever you have on hand.

Vodka. Because, it’s a cocktail and vodka is what makes this a cocktail 🙂

Cherry Soda. You just need a “splash” per drink. I used black cherry Zevia which is a zero calorie soda. But, if you have another favorite cherry soda, use that!

How to make these cherry cocktails

Blend. Pop the cherries, lime juice and vodka in a blender and blend on high until combined and smooth.

Strain. If you like a smoother cocktail, pour the blended drink through a strainer to get rid of any cherry pieces. Honestly, the cherry pieces aren’t that big so this step isn’t the most necessary 🙂

Pour or shake. If you like your cocktails over ice, pour the cherry mixture into a cup over ice. If you prefer it chilled, shake it with ice for about 30 seconds and pour it directly into the glass.

Top with soda. Top the cocktail with a splash of soda. “Splash” is open to interpretation so measure that out with your heart.

Enjoy! Garnish with a fresh cherry in a toothpick and enjoy!

What to eat with these cherry cocktails

I love these cherry cocktails because they’re made with fresh cherries and are so light, fruity, and fun. Drink this alongside Lemon Zucchini Burrata Pasta or this Asparagus Pasta Salad.

It would also be delicious with Chopped Kale Salad or Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tacos + Fresh Pico de Gallo.

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Cherry Lime Vodka Cocktail

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 drinks 1x
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: cocktail
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

Cherry Lime Vodka Cocktails are sweet and refreshing! Made with fresh cherries and lime juice this cocktail is light, fruity, and perfect for summer!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 8 oz. vodka
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1 can black cherry soda

Instructions

  1. Place the cherries, lime juice and vodka in a blender and blend on high until combined and smooth.
  2. Pour the blended drink through a strainer to get rid of any cherry pieces. Honestly, the cherry pieces aren’t that big so this step isn’t the most necessary.
  3. If you like your cocktails over ice, pour the cherry mixture into a cup over ice. If you prefer it chilled, shake it with ice for about 30 seconds and pour it directly into the glass.
  4. Top the cocktail with a splash of soda. 
  5. Garnish with a fresh cherry in a toothpick and enjoy!



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 10.3g
  • Sodium: 19mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.2g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: cherry cocktail

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