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.

Serves: 2


  • 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


  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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