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3 Tbsp sugar1 ½ Tbsp water1 cup pitted sour or sweet cherry, fresh or frozen (not thawed; see Tip)⅓ cup fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish2 cup seltzer½ cup gin 12 dashes bitters ice cubes


1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. (Alternatively, combine sugar and water in a small bowl; microwave, stirring once, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.)

2. Puree cherries and lime juice in a blender until mostly smooth. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sugar syrup (to taste), seltzer, gin and bitters; pulse to combine.

3. Fill 4 rocks glasses with ice and top with the cherry-lime rickey. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

Tip: To pit fresh cherries, use a tool made for the job—a hand-held cherry pitter; it also works for olives! Or pry out the pit with the tip of a knife or vegetable peeler.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 130
  • Sodium 2mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrates 17gm 4%
  • Fiber 1gm

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Beverage, Appetizer, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Fruit, American, Easy, Quick, Blender, Fourth of July, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Bridal Shower

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