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Happy Hour: Lime Rickey

This weekend my dad was helping me make a lime tart for Easter dinner's dessert. We were working in my brother's kitchen, which is beautifully remodeled, yet lacking in the essential kitchen tools. The lime tart was my best option because it required no hand mixer or food processor. I bought a whole bunch of limes and my dad agreed to juice them with his hands and a fork. He cut all 15 limes and we only needed juice from about half of that. What did I do with all of the extra lime juice? Why I made a cocktail of course! A lime rickey is a refreshing cocktail that's like an adult version of limeade. Gin (or vodka, if you prefer) is stirred into a mixture of sugar simple syrup, lime juice, and soda water. Garnish with the extra limes and enjoy. To check out this must-make-the-next-time-you-have-too-much-fresh- squeezed-lime-juice recipe,


Lime Rickey
From Sunset magazine

1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups gin
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 quarts chilled soda water
Thin slices of lime

  1. In a 1-quart pan, mix sugar with 1/2 cup water and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Let cool or chill.
  2. In a 3-quart pitcher, combine gin, lime juice, and the cooled syrup. Cover and freeze until ready to serve.
  3. To serve, add soda water. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime.

Serves 6 to 8.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 182(0.0% from fat); FAT 0.0g (sat 0.0g); PROTEIN 0.1g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; SODIUM 0.9mg; FIBER 0.0g; CARBOHYDRATE 17g

Join The Conversation
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
yummy i LOVE these limes. so fresh
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
This is my kind of drink. Yum!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Sounds tasty!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
one please! lol
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Id love this!
Katharine Katharine 10 years
Sounds yummy! I love non-alcohlic ones so I'm sure this one will be just as yummy.
GingerSpice GingerSpice 10 years
Yummy sounds good.
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 10 years
Looks refreshing! I could use one of those at my desk right now...
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