This gin lime rickey cocktail recipe is deliciously citrusy and takes all of 5 minutes (or less) to make. Oh, I forgot to mention, it’s refreshing, too!
Lime rickeys remind me of my sister, Robyn. She used to hustle down to the local ice cream shop and get a non-alcoholic lime rickey! Sometimes she would get it raspberry flavored.
I’ve only had a sip or two of Robyn’s limey drinks because if I were going to that ice cream shop, I wouldn’t waste my stomach space on a non ice cream item. That is for sure. I would always, ALWAYS get either a few scoops of ice cream or a milk shake.
Yeah, I know. Shocked are you that I love sweets and would get ice cream instead of a limey drink?
I started to enjoy this alcohol version fairly recently. Because, well, alcohol!
Refreshing and Delicious
Why would I say that this gin lime rickey cocktail is more refreshing than say, a martini or a butterball cocktail? It’s the addition of citrus. For some reason, that makes for a more refreshing cocktail.
Here are some other cocktails that are super refreshing:
That’s just to name a few! Each more refreshing and delicious than the last! You can do a search at the top of this post for “drinks” and you’ll see all the drinks I’ve made for this blog!
On to the recipe!
The Ingredients for the Gin Lime Rickey Cocktail and the Mixing
We have gin, limes and club soda!! Easy peasy!
I start out by filling my collins glass with ice! Then, I measure out 2 ounces of gin and pour it in.
It looks more than 2 ounces of gin, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. The ice makes it look there’s more!
Next, I measure out 1 ounce of lime. Some peeps like more lime juice than 1 ounce, but I like the balance better my way. Try this recipe first and then adjust it to your taste.
AND remember that you aren’t going to put any sweetener in it, so if you have more juice, it will just be more tart! When I squeeze the lime, I also cut a few lime wheels from another lime.
Notice that the lime juice sinks to the bottom. See it? That’s why we have a stirrer!
Time to top off the gin lime rickey with some club soda! I use my stirrer to mix it all up.
Let’s get closer!
Yahoo! Gin lime rickey, jump into my mouth!!
I Spy Gin Lime Rickey
Here’s the vertical view.
Yum, yum. You are going to love this. Especially sitting by the pool, sipping away!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
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- So refreshing that you will want to dance when you drink this gin lime rickey!
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces club soda
Tools, Garnish and Glassware
- 3 – 4 lime wheels
- Tom Collins glass
- Fill glass with ice
- Add gin, lime juice, lime wheels and top it off with club soda
- Stick stirrer in glass and stir away!
You can use bourbon instead of gin if you are so inclined. Very different tasting but still delish!
- Serving Size: 8 Ounces
- Calories: 136