Blackberry Lime Rickeys

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

Late-summer sundowners don't get more refreshing than this.

Yield: Serves 6
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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 222
  • Calories from fat: 0.8%
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 0.9mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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. 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. 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.
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