Growing up as a kid I loved this drink, and I still do!
Another funny story is that I first heard about this drink when I was hanging out with my Uncle Ricky, so I always think of him when I think of the delicious pairing of lime and raspberry in a soda.
The recipe requires making a syrup and putting it into plain (or lime) seltzer water.
It will also be used later on (September 16!) in an amazing cupcake recipe that some people I met from the group Rhode Island Vegan Awareness at their annual summer picnic are waiting for after trying them…
Ingredients for the syrup:
- 6 oz fresh raspberries or 1 cup defrosted frozen raspberries
- Juice of one lime
- Zest of one lime
- 1 cup evaporated cane juice
Ingredients for the drink:
- 1 cup lime club soda or seltzer (or plain, even)
- 3-6 ice cubes
- Lime wedges for garnish
Directions for syrup:
- Place ingredients in a saucepan on low heat.
- Continuously stir for at least 15 minutes until bubbling and starting to thicken. The raspberries will no longer be whole at all and it will be bubbling quite a bit.
- Strain the seeds with a bowl or large measuring cup underneath. Stir with the spoon you used to get all the syrup out. It makes about a half a cup.
- Chill before using in a drink, and definitely try it in my raspberry lime rickey cupcake recipe, which I will be posting next Tuesday, September 16th!
To assemble the Rickey (for one drink)
- Pour the soda into a glass.
- Mix in 2 tbsp of the syrup. Add more sweetener if desired (I have a sweet tooth and added some stevia extract to mine)
- Put the ice into the glass and garnish with lime wedges around the glass’ rim.