The strawberry lime rickey is here to show you the meaning of s 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.
Strawberry Lime Rickey Cocktail Recipe
A fruity version of the Gin Rickey.
- 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.
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.