If there’s a flavor combo that screams childhood, cherry limeade takes the cake. Whether it was in snow cone form, a Capri Sun pouch or a plastic Squeeze-It bottle (can these make a comeback already?!), this flavor was always a hit.

While the childhood versions may have been sugary and delicious, we’re ready for an adult alcoholic version that doesn’t quite stain your lips cherry-red the way the kid-approved versions did. So when we found a clear (and boozy) version of this ’90s flavor classic, we had to share. The Ell Blog concocted a delish cocktail that has the perfect balance of cherry and lime, without leaving your tongue tinted for a week. So take a trip down memory lane this ‘Thirsty Thursday’ and get your cocktail shakers out!

Cherry Limeade Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of The Ell Blog

Juice of 1 lime
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces vodka
3 Maraschino cherries
1/2 ounce Maraschino cherry juice (from jar)
Club Soda

1. Mix lime juice, simple syrup, vodka, maraschino cherries and cherry juice in cocktail shaker.
2. Pour into mason jar glass.
3. Fill glass with ice and top with club soda.

Xx, The FabFitFun Team