A simple strawberry sauce and store bought soda are all you need to make a copycat sonic strawberry limeade.
Sonic was a pretty big deal when I was in college. Happy hour always fell right as most of my friends and I were arriving back in our dorm after classes and work, and the half-price drinks beckoned to us.
I’ve tried my share of smoothies and slushes, but the strawberry limeade will always be my first love. Fruity, refreshing, with just the right amount of zesty zing.
I consider it fate that, just the other week at the grocery store, as I was buying strawberries to make my favorite strawberry sauce, I found a bottle of store brand limeade on an end-cap.
The rest is history.
copycat sonic strawberry limeade
1/2 cup lemon-lime soda (Sprite, 7Up, etc.)
1/2 cup limeade soda (I buy Great Value brand from Walmart)
1 tablespoon strawberry sauce
strawberry sauce (adapted from my homemade strawberry sauce)
2 cups diced strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the sauce: In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all ingredients. Stir constantly for 3-5 minutes, until berries begin to break down and sauce begins to form. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. Once cool, purée sauce using a blender or immersion blender.
For the limeade: pour sodas over ice and stir in strawberry sauce. Adjust amount of sauce to taste.
What restaurant drink would you love to copy at home?