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Blackberry Lime Rickeys

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 6
Late-summer sundowners don't get more refreshing than this.


  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, divided
  • 3/4 cup superfine or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup gin
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) sparkling water
  • 6 to 12 very thin lime slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 222
  • caloriesfromfat 0.8 %
  • protein 0.5 g
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 34 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • sodium 0.9 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups blackberries, the sugar, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, rubbing to extract juices, then stir in gin.

  2. Half-fill 6 tall glasses with ice cubes. Divide the gin mixture evenly among the glasses. Fill each with sparkling water. Garnish each glass with a few of the remaining blackberries and a slice or two of lime.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.