Last updated on April 1st, 2019 at 11:26 am
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 your week!
It’s week 7 in my 3-Ingredient Cocktail Series and I am starting to get tipsy. Two weeks ago I brought you a Cherry Lime Bourbon Smash and I am still in the mood for cherries and lime. I have been thinking about it AND drinking it for two weeks straight and can’t get enough of it. I ran out of bourbon to use in my cocktails 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, cherries 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!
It’s no secret that I love limes too. I mean, with all the margaritas I drink, the limes I squeeze in my beers, and the total volume of limeade that I buy, I should look like a lime right now!
I wish I could plant some lime trees in my yard, but I can’t keep anything alive. I am surprised my kids are still alive to be completely honest. On the other hand, I would probably need an orchard full of lime trees to keep up with my consumption so not in the mood for all that farming. I’ll leave that to the experts.
Seeing as how the Cherry Amaretto Limeade 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.
I thought it interesting that the red from the cherry juice and the caramel color of the amaretto negated the green color of the limeade to give it more of an Earth-toned color. Either way, it tastes freaking awesome!
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You may see these in individual glasses but this Cherry Amaretto Limeade 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.
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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)
Mix the amaretto, cherry juice, and limeade together.
Add ice to your glass.
Pour the cherry amaretto limeade mixture over the ice.
Garnish with fresh cherries or lime wedges.
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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!
- Category: Cocktails, Drinks
- Method: Cocktail Shaker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cherry, amaretto, limeade, cocktail
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