One of the flavors I remember from growing up is Cherry Limeade.
It sure brings back the memories when I have a tall frosty glassful of this delicious drink.
I remember playing outside with the kids in the court we grew up on (yes I said playing outside, gasp!) everyday.
Playing outside meant until the sun went down and then some for us.
We used to play Kick the Can (remember that one, or am I dating myself?), Doorbell Ditch (don't play this one, lol), Hide and Seek, hopscotch, etc.
Most of the kids today don't even know what it's like to go out and PLAY outside. Their idea of playing is some form of computer, video game, Tweeting, checkout out Instagram, etc.
I, for one, am thankful I grew up in a time where there wasn't so much technology (as I sit at my computer typing this, lol) but we still really enjoyed our childhood. I give credit to the fact that we were outside enjoying the fresh air and our friends!
Back to the Cherry Limeade ~ This is a super easy drink to make and you'll put a smile on everyone's face when you make some.
Here's what you need:
1 - 12 oz. can frozen Limeade, defrosted
1/2 cup Grenadine
3-1/2 cups water, cold
2 cups sparkling water, I used target brand cherry limeade sparkling water
Margarita salt or large sugar crystals for the glass rim (optional)
Mix everything, except the salt and sugar, up in a pitcher and stir until well blended.
If you are going to rim the glass with salt or sugar pour a small amount onto a plate and set aside.
For rimming the glass with salt or sugar, run a slice of lime around the edge then dip in the margarita salt or large sugar crystals. Add ice to the glass, fill with Cherry Limeade and add a slice of lime to the rim.
Store leftovers (if there are any) in the fridge.
Serves - 6
Here's the handy printable - Cherry Limeade