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
fresh or frozen organic unsweetened raspberries, defrosted (save the juice)
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.
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.)
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.
I am a passionate home cook for my family and friends. I recently started writing a food blog (www.bluekaleroad.com) and love creating new recipes, writing about food and sharing stories. We are part of a CSA and really appreciate all the terrific produce grown in the Seattle area. In a continued effort to eat locally, we started raising backyard chickens (love our little flock!) and are enjoying the beautiful, fresh eggs. The Food52 community is inspiring and I find myself glued to the site checking out delicious recipes!