Blackberry Lime Rickeys

Blackberry Lime Rickeys Recipe
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
Late-summer sundowners don't get more refreshing than this.


Serves 6
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Kate Washington,


August 2009
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