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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012


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15 mins

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  • 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.)

  • 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.


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

about 3/4 cup
130 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 16.6g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 13.1g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 507.3IU; vitamin c 9.9mg; folate 5.1mcg; calcium 9.3mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 5.2mg; potassium 91.9mg; sodium 2.2mg; added sugar 9g.

1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fruit, 1 ounce alcohol