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Strawberry Lime Rickey Cocktail Recipe

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The strawberry lime rickey is here to show you the meaning of summer cooler. Once you have a taste you likely won’t go back to the simple version.

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What is Strawberry Lime Rickey?

A strawberry lime rickey is a fruity twist on the original gin rickey. This is a version that adds a bit of strawberry syrup to the otherwise simple and very lightly flavored gin highball. 

It’s perhaps one of the best versions to enjoy a refreshing summer drink, since there’s a lot of club soda, a little bit of alcohol, and a minimal amount of sweetness so it won’t get cloying. Here’s how to make a strawberry lime rickey.

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Strawberry Lime Rickey Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
A fruity version of the Gin Rickey.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz strawberry syrup
  • 4 oz club soda.


  • Build in ice-filled Collins glass or highball.
  • Add gin, lime, and strawberry first, then club soda.
  • Stir before serving.

When is this drink best ?

I think the strawberry lime rickey is a perfect summer cocktail, since it’s cold, refreshing, bubbly, and just a little bit sweet with a fruity note. It’s a casual drink, so you could easily serve this at lunch, brunch, a backyard barbecue, a pool party, or just enjoy one while mowing the lawn. 

My thoughts on Strawberry Lime Rickey

I liked the strawberry lime rickey, actually more than the raspberry one and the original gin rickey. I just like strawberries better, and I think the added sweetness and fruit flavor is a vast improvement on the original. 

This is not a very sweet drink, there’s just a bit of strawberry syrup in it to give it a faint sweetness, a nice pale pink color, and I think it’s great way to enjoy a relaxed afternoon. 

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If you like Strawberry Lime Rickey, you might also like…

Raspberry Lime Rickey – like the strawberry one, but with raspberry syrup

Gin Rickey – the original, simple version of a gin cooler

Strawberry Gin Tonic – a gin and tonic with a bit of strawberry syrup

Tom Collins – another goin cooler, but with a bit of lemon

Floradora – a raspberry gin sour topped with ginger beer

Strawberry Gin Smash – a muddled gin and strawberry highball

Strawberry Mojito – a Mojito with fresh strawberries

Notes, substitutes, and tips

This calls for just a small amount of strawberry syrup – 0.5 oz for the whole thing, then topped with club soda. So this is a tall drink. If you want more sweetness, you can either add less club soda, or double the syrup. 

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