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Raspberry Lime Gin Rickey

July 21, 2010

It’s no secret that I like cocktails with gin in them, and this one really called my name…gin, lime and

raspberry gin rickey

raspberries.  And the raspberries are actually muddled in the drink, so it’s really like a serving of fruit.  I made this over the 4th of July weekend and while the recipe called for rose water, I decided to keep it simple and just eliminate that.  I also changed the proportions a lot and added club soda, which I really like in a cocktail to cut the sweetness.  I would also let the natural sweetness of the raspberries guide you on the sugar.  If they are pretty sweet on thier own you can use less sugar as I have indicated below.  This recipe was heavily adapted from Bon Appetit and made 7 cocktails.


3 c fresh raspberries

2/3 c freshly squeezed lime juice

2/3 c sugar (start with 1/2 c and add more as needed)

2 c gin

Club soda

Thinly sliced limes for garnish


Place rasberries in a bowl or pitcher.  Add lime juice, 1/2 c sugar and smash the raspberries coarsely with a fork.  Add more sugar if needed to make it sweet.  Add gin and let mixture sit for 2-3 hours.  When ready to serve, fill short cocktail glasses halfway with ice.  Ladle gin raspberry mixture (don’t strain- y0u want the crushed berries!) into the glasses until they are halfway full.  Fill glass with club soda, top with a slice of lime and enjoy!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. sharon permalink
    July 22, 2010 6:01 pm

    Glad you posted this b/c I want to make these sometime! So delish!!

  2. Amanda permalink
    June 21, 2011 3:25 pm

    I made these for a party this past weekend and they were a smashing success! They were delicious. Dangerously so. 🙂

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