Retro Raspberry Lime Rickeys

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A great drink — the raspberry just flirts with sweetness and the lime gives the drink a brisk, snappy conclusion. We wouldn’t change a thing.

Serves four, 10-ounce beverage

12 ounces frozen red raspberries
1.5 cups sugar
Zest of two limes
Juice of two limes
24    ounces Sparkling water
Thin slices of lime for garnish


[1] Combine raspberries, sugar and zest in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the berries dissolve and the sugar melts. Only let it boil for 2-3 minutes as you don’t want jam.

[2] After that time, take the syrup off the heat and let cool slightly. Strain the syrup.

[3] Fill a tall glass by half with ice. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of the syrup over the ice. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into the glass. Fill the glass to the top with sparkling water and garnish with a lime slice or two.

[4] Serve with a straw so that the drinker has the choice of either stirring or getting lots of syrup in the first sip.