Snappy Raspberry Lime Rickey

May 28, 2011


Author Notes: Growing up in the Boston area, Raspberry Lime Rickeys were a favorite summer sipper of mine. We ordered them at Brigham's Ice Cream and I loved the sweet raspberry flavor with a hint of lime. Part of the appeal for me was also wondering, "Who's Rickey?"

Looking back, I recall an extremely sweet, syrupy drink and decided to tart it up a bit which made for a bright, refreshing drink.
BlueKaleRoad

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen organic unsweetened raspberries, defrosted (save the juice)
  • 4 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12-15 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 large limes
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • ice
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the raspberries, their juice (if using frozen), agave syrup and mint leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a few mintues, mashing any whole berries until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Squeeze enough lime juice to measure 1/3 cup (about 2 large limes). Strain the cooled raspberry mixture, mashing well to get all the syrup. (Syrup can be prepared ahead and kept chilled.)
  3. In a pretty pitcher, combine the lime juice, raspberry syrup and 2 cups of seltzer. Add ice and serve with lime wedges to garnish. Recipe easily doubles.

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Reviews (9) Questions (0)

9 Reviews

Beautiful, M. July 7, 2011
A classic and for good reason! I used to enjoy these in Providence, but have not seen them since. Now I can make them at home.
 
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BlueKaleRoad July 7, 2011
I hope you enjoy them! They bring back good memories for me.
 
lapadia July 2, 2011
I'm intrigued by the raspberry/lime flavor combo, and also thinking it could make a good sorbet, too!!! Oh and btw, who is Rickie, let me know when you find out :)
 
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BlueKaleRoad July 2, 2011
Oh, I love your sorbet idea! I'm on a sorbet kick and just made rhubarb sorbet. So here's the history... in 1883 Colonel Joe Rickey from Missouri added some lime to his morning bourbon and sparkling water and the “Joe Rickey” was born. In the spirit of Joe, I think a splash of Prosecco or vodka would be good in the raspberry lime rickey!
 
lapadia July 3, 2011
Thanks for the history :) !!!
 
Kitchen B. July 1, 2011
Love the sound of raspberries and lime!
 
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BlueKaleRoad July 1, 2011
Thanks, Kitchen Butterfly! It's very refreshing for summer.
 
lorigoldsby June 2, 2011
Such a pretty drink (especially on the even prettier linens!)
 
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BlueKaleRoad June 4, 2011
Thanks, lori! I love the colors here, too. The linen came from a visit to India and has special memories.