Denny's Double Cherry Limeade - Copycat

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"Todd Wilbur @ topsecretrecipesdotcom is the source of many of my treasured copycat recipes. I've been trying more beverages lately & this recipe looked like it could be a new favorite. Here's what Todd had to say about this recipe: "Denny's Fusion Favorites" are creative drink mixes blended from the chain's soda fountain w/a variety of added fruit flavors. The secret ingredients in these trademarked drinks are the flavored syrups dispensed from giant squirt bottles next to the soda machines & I discovered we can easily create these syrups using Kool-Aid drink mix powder. This drink is the top choice on the Fusion Favorites menu & is easily made by dissolving a Kool-Aid mix into a little lime juice for a cherry/lime syrup that can then be stirred into a blend of Sprite & Minute-Maid lemonade. If you want to significantly reduce the calories, use Sprite Zero w/light Minute-Maid lemonade. You can hardly tell the difference." I'm a fan of Sprite Zero & agree w/him. I'm also so NOT A FAN of beverages that require ice because of their watered-down flavor, so be sure your ingredients are VERY COLD. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (411.1 g)
  • Calories 213.8
  • Total Fat - 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 5.4 g
  • Protein - 2.5 g
  • Calcium - 66.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 109.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large glass (at least 14 oz in size), dissolve Kool-Aid mix in lime juice. Then slowly add 3/4 cup Sprite Zero lemon-lime soda & 3/4 cup Minute Maid lemonade. Gently stir the contents w/an iced tea spoon or sturdy straw. Sigh w/pleasure.

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This is a really tasty limeade drink. It has a zesty aftertone that's really quite refreshing. I added lots of ice, to keep it chilled while we sat on the deck enjoying the sunset. Thanks for sharing a great recipe, twissis. We enjoyed it.

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(14 Jun 2018)