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Short glass with the rickey in it with lime wheels as garnish - square

Gin Lime Rickey Cocktail

This refreshing gin lime rickey cocktail recipe is made simply with gin, fresh lime, and club soda. It’s perfect for serving by the pool or at a summer barbecue!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword gin drink, lime rickey, refreshing drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 145kcal


  • 4 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 4 ounces club soda (I usually don't measure, I just top off the glass with the soda)


    • 3 - 4 lime wheels


    • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
    • Add gin and lime juice
      4 ounces gin, 2 ounces lime juice
    • Cap shaker and shake for 10 seconds
    • Add more ice to the glasses and add lime wheels
      3 - 4 lime wheels
    • Divide the contents of the shaker between the two glasses
    • Put a stirrer in each glass, top them off with club soda, and stir to blend
      4 ounces club soda
    • Sip
    • Smile
    • Enjoy


    Helpful tips
    • Use the best gin you could afford as I do believe it makes a difference in taste. Want to learn more about gin? Click here.
    • When buying limes at the grocers, heft them in your hand and buy the heaviest and greenest limes you can find.
    • I also smell the limes. The more fragrant the lime is, the fresher it is.
    • You can wash the limes two ways: 1.) Use a natural unscented hand soap and scrub the skins with a vegetable brush and run the limes under water to wash off the soap or 2.) Fill a bowl with 3 cup of water and add 1 cup of white vinegar and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse the limes under running water and use a brush to scrub the skin.
    • If you are making only one lime rickey, you don't need a shaker, you can just pour the gin and lime in the glass and stir well before adding the club soda.
    • You may be tempted to put a sweetener in this cocktail, but don't give in.  Follow the recipe as written, then taste the drink to decide if you need it to be sweetened. I believe you will be satisfied.
    • Want to try different alcohols in a rickey? Try some made with vodka, whiskey, bourbon, or tequila.
    • Want to switch it up with different flavors? Add raspberry syrup, strawberries, any berry, grapes, or a splash of lemon-lime soda.


    Serving: 2cocktails | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 33mg | Vitamin C: 8.5mg