Looking for a refreshing and bubbly mocktail? Give this delicious raspberry lime rickey a try. It has a beautiful tarte citrus tang complemented by a delightful sweetness of raspberry. This is the perfect mocktail to beat the summer heat or out of touch of brightness to any event.
🍹 What is a Raspberry Lime Rickey Mocktail?
The raspberry lime Rickey is a vibrant and fizzy beverage that combines lime juice, raspberry simple syrup, and setzer water. This bubbly beverage is a delightful blend of zesty lime and sweet raspberry flavors.
One of the nice things about this drink is that you can make it as a mocktail or a cocktail. The recipe below is for a non-alcoholic version, however, if you want to make it a cocktail you can simply add an ounce or two of gin or vodka. Or you can make it a plain virgin lime rickey and leave out the raspberry simple syrup.
Rickey drinks have a long history that dates back to the late 1800s. The fin Rickey was the first. It was made originally at a bar called Shoomaker’s in Washington DC. (Source) Over the years Rickey drinks have gained and maintained popularity in a variety of different flavors and variations.
Here are just a few reasons why you should add this cocktail or mocktail to your next drink menu:
- Customizable. This drink is extremely versatile and customizable. You can make it as a mocktail for all ages or add a spirit into it to make it adults only.
- Easy. With only three very simple ingredients, you can make this drink in 5 minutes or less. You don’t have to do anything fancy to get it together simply add everything to your glass and stir it.
- Refreshing and bubbly. The combination of tangy lime and sweet raspberry infused with bubbles creates a refreshing and invigorating drink that is perfect for hot summer days. It is a light and fruity drink that doesn’t have a ton of sugar.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This bright and bubbly mocktail or cocktail can be enjoyed on so many different occasions. If you’re looking for a few suggestions, try some of these out:
- Pool parties
- Picnics or barbecues
- Summer celebrations
If you need to substitute some ingredients, or perhaps you’re just looking for a few flavor customizations try these ideas out:
- Muddle raspberries. Instead of using a pre-made or homemade raspberry simple syrup, add fresh or frozen raspberries in with plain simple syrup to your cocktail shaker and muddle them. This will result in a drink that has berry pieces in it and has a fresher lighter flavor.
- Use flavored seltzer water. We decided to use plain filtered water for this drink. However, you can use a flavored Seltzer water if you want to double down on any of the flavors in this drink raspberry or lime would be good flavor choices.
- Make it sweeter or less sweet. Adjust the sweetness in this drink by adding a little more or a little less raspberry simple syrup.
- Make it a cocktail. Add 1 to 2 oz of vodka or gin to this drink if you would like to make it alcoholic.
- Make it frozen. Add a half cup of ice and blend everything together in the freezer for a slushie or frozen version of this drink.
- Make it spicy. Muddle a few slices of jalapenos or other herbs in with your simple syrup to give this drink a little kick.
- 2 oz Lime juice
- .75 Raspberry simple syrup
- 4 oz Seltzer water
Get started by gathering everything together. This should include seltzer water, lime juice, raspberry simple syrup, highball glass, barspoon, jigger and ice.
Toss some ice into your glass. The glass should be filled up to the top.
Grab your raspberry simple syrup and measure out .75 oz with the jigger. Then, pour this into the glass over the ice.
Note: if you want to make your own raspberry simple syrup, you can follow the instructions and the recipe card below.
Grab your lime juice and measure out 2 oz with the jigger. Then, pour that into the glass.
Grab your seltzer water and measure out 4 oz with a jigger. Or, alternatively pour it directly into the glass so that the glass is topped off.
Take your bar spoon and place it into the glass. Then, give everything a few good stirs so that it is well mixed.
If you’d like to add a garnish, a few raspberries on a cocktail pic or a wedge of lime on the side of the glass works well.
Raspberry Lime Rickey
- bar spoon
- highball glass
- cocktail shaker optional
- Hawthorne strainer optional
- 2 oz Lime Juice
- .75 oz Raspberry Simple Syrup 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar if you need to make from scratch
- 4 oz Seltzer Water
Raspberry Simple Syrup
- *if you don't have this already made and don't want to make it. You can muddle raspberries as described in the notes section under variations below.
- Get a pot and add in 1 cup of raspberries.
- Add in 1 cup of sugar to the pot.
- Add in 1 cup of water to the pot.
- Heat your raspberries, water and sugar on medium high heat.
- Stir frequently for about 5 – 10 minutes; simmering your syrup.
- Remove from the heat and use a strainer to separate any big raspberry pieces.
- Place the syrup in the fridge to cool.
Raspberry Lime Rickey
- Grab a handful or two of ice and use it to fill the glass up to the brim.
- Take the jigger and lime juice and measure out 2 oz. Then, dump the lime juice into the glass.*if you don't want to use a jigger to measure in oz, see notes below for amount in cups and tbs.
- Take the jigger and raspberry simple syrup and measure out .75 oz. Then, dump the raspberry simple syrup into the glass.Pro tip: if you want more raspberry flavor, add a up to 2 oz of raspberry simple syrup.
- Take the jigger and seltzer water and measure out 4 oz. Then, dump the seltzer water into the glass.Pro tip: If you want to just pour the seltzer water straight into the glass instead of measuring it, you can.
- Take the bar spoon and gently stir the drink together.
- .25 cups of lime juice
- 1 tbs of raspberry simple syrup
- .5 cups of seltzer water.
- If you don’t want to boil and make your own raspberry simple syrup, you can just muddle about 5 raspberries with .74 oz of simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or jar before adding your other ingredients.
- You can also build this whole drink in a cocktail shaker instead of the glass if you want. Add ice to the shaker, add the ingredients, shake well then strain into the glass. If you don’t have a shaker, you can mix in any jar with a lid.