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Cherry-Lime Gin Rickey

May/June 2012

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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.


Cherry-Lime Gin Rickey Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup eac

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup pitted sour or sweet cherries, fresh or frozen (not thawed; see Tip)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish
  • 2 cups seltzer water
  • 1/2 cup gin
  • 12 dashes bitters
  • Ice cubes

Preparation

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. Fill 4 rocks glasses with ice and top with the cherry-lime rickey. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 130 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 9 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 92 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (17% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1/2 fruit, 1 ounce alcohol


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Season
Spring
Summer
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Ethnic/Regional
American
Servings
4
Publication
May/June 2012

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