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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!

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Ingredients Needed

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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What can I drink with amaretto?

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!

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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.

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This refreshing, 3 ingredient cherry amaretto limeade is perfect for a quick cocktail and just as satisfying!

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

Cherry Amaretto Limeade

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!
4.57 from 51 votes
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Course: Drinks and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!
*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!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Sodium: 28mg | Sugar: 48g

{Originally published 7/28/17 – recipe notes updated 4/23/20}

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4.57 from 51 votes (46 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating

Patty Malm

Friday 27th of October 2023

What a delightful cocktail. I made your recipe for my husband and I tonight before our Friday night dinner. Omgosh, it is so-o-o good, I had to jet you know! I saved it on Pinterest (even though it is pretty easy) to make again another night. It might be MY new favorite!

Jennifer Stewart

Sunday 29th of October 2023

I am so glad you liked it! It's definitely one o our favorites:)


Saturday 17th of June 2023

Great drink! So far it’s my favorite of everything I’ve made myself. It’s on the top of my list for the next time I invite friend(s) for lunch.

Jennifer Stewart

Monday 19th of June 2023

I am so glad you like it! It's one of my summer faves too!

Marcie Swazer

Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Three amazing ingredients you’d never think to combine… they create an explosion of flavor!! So good. Needs a shot of vodka or gin to kick it up to a regular drink. Otherwise my new favorite!


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

It's one of mine too! I will have to try it with the extra vodka for sure!


Sunday 10th of April 2022

I just saw this and I have ameretta but could you use grenadine in this


Monday 11th of April 2022

Yes you can, Just start with a small amount and dilute it with water or it will be super sweet


Sunday 29th of August 2021

O.M.G. This drink is RIDICULOUS. The only problem is, how will I stop at one??? Delicious!


Monday 30th of August 2021

I have the same problem!