My latest drink obsession is Firehouse Sub’s Cherry Limeade. Last fall was my first intro to Firehouse Subs in the Buford area. The subs were delicious and I was super excited to see a Coke Freestyle machine when we entered the door. Of course I’d seen the Coke Freestyle machine on our last trip to the Coke museum in June (2011). And discovered I love vanilla Pibb (another story all together). But seeing how this was our first visit to Firehouse Subs I felt I should give their signature drink a try. I of course added the recommended fresh lime wedges and was immediately smitten.
Unfortunately the closest Firehouse Sub is over an hour away. I thought I’d try Sonic’s cherry limeade. I mean they’re always talking about it on the commercials. No comparison. It was all fizzy (carbonated) which I hadn’t really noticed Firehouse subs wasn’t until I took my first sip of Sonic’s. That got me to thinking I might be able to reproduce this delicious concoction at home with the right combination of Kool aide and fresh limes.
A couple of weeks and a bag of limes later I came up with the following.
Firehouse Sub Famous Cherry Limeade Hack
1 pkg Black Cherry Kool aid
1 pkg Lemon-Lime Kool aid
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 limes quartered and squose
2+ quarts water
I mix this in my two quart pitcher but it’s a tad strong so you can add a bit of water back after the first glass. Don’t try this with regular cherry Kool aid, you’ll be disappointed.
Hope you enjoy my version of Firehouse Sub’s famous cherry limeade. For those of us who don’t have one nearby. Now if I could only replicate the Steamer we’d have it made.