Cherry Lime Rickey

July 6, 2012

As I previously mentioned, we are currently in possession of a few bags of cherries. It’s exciting and overwhelming. I don’t want to let these little beauties down or go to waste.

I’m not quite sure if this drink is a real “Rickey” or not. According to Wikipedia (which we all know is always 100% accurate), they are most commonly made with gin. I, however, opted for vodka and decided to keep the cute name.

Don’t be mad.

Our version of the Cherry Lime Rickey is packed with fresh, delicious cherries. I let them sit in the lime juice overnight to really marry the flavors.

It’s absolutely worth the wait.

A little simple syrup, vodka and sparkling water later and you have yourself a Rickey. It’s tart but sweet. And the carbonation from the sparkling water adds the perfect amount of bubbles.

Fishing out the cherries is also a great end to a refreshing drink.

Cherry Lime Rickey

1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved

2 limes

3 tablespoons simple syrup

Sparkling water

1.5 ounces vodka


Combine the cherries with the juice of two limes. Cover and refrigerator overnight.

After the cherries and lime have had time to get acquainted, add this mixture, the simple syrup and vodka in a glass. Stir to combine. Add ice to the mixture and top with sparkling water.


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