Gluten free Cherry Lime Spritzer

Cherry Lime Spritzer Recipe

Whenever my sisters and I went out to a nice restaurant with my parents, we always ordered Shirley Temples – it made us feel so special and turned dinner into a celebration.

I recently came up with a sort of updated version of the Shirley Temple – this Cherry Lime Spritzer.

The Shirley Temple was named after the famous child star known for her spunk as much as her ringlets. I wonder how many people today even know who she was.

I tried to think of a current day child star to name my own kiddie cocktail after but I am at a loss to come up with anyone sweet and innocent enough – any ideas?

Recipe Notes: I used Royal Harvest Pink Blush natural maraschinos in this drink, I love the pretty pink color and the fact that a portion of sales are donated to finding a cure for breast cancer but you can use any maraschino cherries you like. As far as the sugar goes, I like to use ¾ of a cup, if you prefer your drink more or less sweet, adjust accordingly. Make the base of the drink ahead and refrigerate until serving. At serving time, add the cold club soda.


Gluten free Cherry Lime Spritzer Recipe

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Gluten free Cherry Lime Spritzer
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Cherry Lime Spritzer Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup sugar more or less to taste
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lime juice from 6- 8 limes
  • ½ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 liters cold club soda



  • In a large pitcher, mash together the sliced mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, and maraschino cherry juice with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • Before serving, add the club soda and stir. Pour over ice into glasses and garnish with cherries, lime slices, and mint.


Nutrition Facts
Cherry Lime Spritzer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 27.1mg33%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Cherries Club Soda Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Lime Mint Non-Alcoholic Shirley Temple

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