Gin, seltzer, bitters, lime juice, cherries and simple syrup combine for a truly refreshing cocktail in this gin rickey recipe. For a nonalcoholic rickey, omit the gin and add a little more seltzer. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

Carolyn Malcoun
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. (Alternatively, combine sugar and water in a small bowl; microwave, stirring once, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.)

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  • Puree cherries and lime juice in a blender until mostly smooth. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sugar syrup (to taste), seltzer, gin and bitters; pulse to combine.

  • Fill 4 rocks glasses with ice and top with the cherry-lime rickey. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

Tips

Tip: To pit fresh cherries, use a tool made for the job--a hand-held cherry pitter; it also works for olives! Or pry out the pit with the tip of a knife or vegetable peeler.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 2 mg sodium. 92 mg potassium; 16.6 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 507 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 9 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;

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05/11/2012
Great alternative to sangria Just made these with frozen sweet dark cherries and they're great. They'd be just as good without alcohol...(ok maybe I'd miss the gin this Friday evening...) I think they'd be amazing with fresh sour cherries and a little more simple syrup. Pros: easy delicious on a cold or hot daay Read More