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Cherry Amaretto Limeade {Only 3-Ingredients}

Cherry Amaretto Limeade {Only 3-Ingredients}

If you like cherries and amaretto sour cocktails you are going to rush to the kitchen to make this Cherry Amaretto Limeade! Using limeade brings the best of SWEET and SOUR and the AMARETTO ties it all together. One of the most popular cocktails on the blog, this will soon be your favorite!

overhead view of fresh cherries in a cocktail

Cherry Cocktails

I have been drinking this for two weeks straight and can’t get enough of it.  I ran out of bourbon to use in my drinks so I decided to switch to amaretto and bring you a Cherry Amaretto Limeade!

This might have something to do with all the gorgeous cherries that are still showing up at the farmers market.  Week after week, berries for less than $1 a pound dancing in my face and begging to go in my shopping cart.  Big, fat, sweet, cherries, oh, how I love them.

I spent some time pitting and freezing them for later in the year when I am craving them and they are nowhere to be found and I still have pounds of them left!

What cherries are good in cocktails?

I prefer fresh, but fresh frozen will work in a pinch too! Just don’t use the pie filling or those neon maraschino ones for this drink!

side angle of cherry amaretto cocktails

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what is in a cherry amaretto limeade?

You can tell I am a CHERRY FANATIC with my Drunken Cherry Garcia Dip, my Cherry Pretzel Salad Dip, Manhattan Punch, and my Vanilla Limeade Punch.

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side view of cherry cocktails on a platter

What can I drink amaretto with?

I love mixing the buttery almond flavor with Coke and just about any tart fruit juice. Try it with sparkling water too!

Seeing as how the cocktail looks like a sunset, it is best served in the late afternoon.  Or you can mix it up and have a light pink cocktail that you can enjoy at sunrise, noon, or long into the night.

This cocktail is part of my 3-Ingredient Cocktail Series! Check out all of them!

overhead picture of cocktails on a silver platter

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What kind of alcohol is amaretto?

It is an almond flavored Italian liqueur.

Does amaretto go bad?

It remains good to drink for a long time on the shelf, although the flavor will fade after a while. Drink up!

Should I refrigerate amaretto?

It tastes great chilled but it doesn’t not have to be refrigerated once opened.

Is disaronno and amaretto the same thing?

Disaronno is a brand name not a type of liqueur.

You may see these in individual glasses but it is great as a large batch punch too!  You can mix everything together and keep it cool in the fridge.  Just add ice when ready to serve!! 

The cherries are a refreshing snack while you are sipping away.

Tart, sweet, and with a hint of caramel and almonds, this is the perfect way to start your weekend.  Or your week!

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How to make cherry amaretto limeade

overhead of Cherry Amaretto Limeade Cocktail which is on a silver serving tray.

Cherry Amaretto Limeade

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Tart, sweet, and with a hint of caramel and almonds, my 3 Ingredient Cherry Amaretto Limeade is the perfect way to start your weekend.  Or even your week!


  • 2 ounces amaretto
  • 1 ounce of cherry juice (feel free to use pomegranate cherry juice)
  • 5 ounces limeade (prepared)
  • cherries (for garnish)


  1. Mix the amaretto, cherry juice, and limeade together.
  2. Add ice to your glass.
  3. Pour the cherry amaretto limeade mixture over the ice.
  4. Garnish with fresh cherries or lime wedges.
  5. Enjoy!


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*For a large batch recipe combine 16 ounces of amaretto, 8 ounces of cherry juice, and 40 ounces of limeade.  Stir to combine and chill until ready!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 48gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Saturday 15th of August 2020

I made my own cherry juice with Dark cherries and sugar. Other than that it taste great.

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Wednesday 6th of May 2020

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Dawn Sanford

Monday 9th of March 2020

Cherry juice? Where do you find this?


Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Trader joes


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

I find mine in the grocery aisle that has bottled juice (apple, etc) and it is usually by the pineapple section or more exotic juices like guava too.

Angie Spiegel

Monday 12th of August 2019

Recipe sounds yummy! Odd question lol, where did your glasses come from?


Thursday 15th of August 2019

I found them on Ebay. Just search authentic recycled glass. Sometimes I find them at TJMaxx if I'm lucky!


Sunday 11th of August 2019

Question.. how do you prepare the limeade?


Monday 12th of August 2019

I usually buy the Simply Limeade already prepared, but here is my recipe for homemade limeade made with honey. Thanks for reading!

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