Raspberry Rickey Cocktail Recipe

by Pamela

Raspberry Rickey Cocktail Recipe

The liquid in that thermometer is starting to creep higher and higher are you feeling it yet? This raspberry rickey has the sweet tart combo you’re looking for in a cold refreshing cocktail.

The Rickey is an actual drink (not something I just made up). It’s been around since the late 1800’s and started out as a bourbon, lime, carbonated water cocktail recipe. By the early 1900’s they started making the Rickey with gin. Now, with the classic cocktail recipe resurgence, there are all kinds of gin Rickey versions out there.

This raspberry Rickey drops the lime in favor of lemons and makes you feel like you’ve stumbled upon an uber refreshing raspberry lemonade.

A refreshing summer cocktail - The Raspberry Rickey

In fact, this raspberry Rickey is a bit on the fancier side. Why go Plain Jane when you can have jazz hands. Yes, this cocktail recipe is the jazz hands of the Rickey recipes. While you can use any gin, for this recipe, I use St. George Botanivore gin. I like it because it’s not heavy on the juniper but it’s got lots of herbal flavors. Then there’s a little pink peppercorn action to give this drink a little more flavor from the herb and spice department. To give it a little bit more citrus flavor there’s a splash of Lillet Blanc in there too.

All of the fruit and herbal flavors in this cocktail mix with the cracked ice and sparkle of club soda to give you a cocktail that will definitely quench your thirst on these hot days that are coming.


Raspberry Rickey Cocktail Recipe
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A raspberry rickey is a great summertime cocktail recipe that's refreshingly light and delicious. Raspberries and lemon give you a tart sweet taste.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 2 Pink Peppercorns
  • 1 Lemon Wedge (1/8 of a lemon)
  • 4 Raspberries
  • ½ Tablespoon Simple Syrup (can add more if you like it sweeter)
  • 1½ Ounce St. George Botanivore Gin
  • ½ Ounce Lillet Blanc
  • Club Soda (or you could use sparkling water)
  1. Drop the peppercorns into your cocktail shaker and mash them with your muddler.
  2. Add the lemon wedge and raspberries to the cocktail shaker and muddle them until they're well mashed.
  3. Pour in the simple syrup.
  4. Fill the shaker with ice then pour in the gin and Lillet.
  5. Cap up the shaker and give everything a really good shake. Keep shaking until the shaker has become quite chilled.
  6. Fill a rocks glass with cracked ice.
  7. Strain cocktail into glass.
  8. Top off with club soda.
  9. Garnish with raspberries and a sprig of mint.


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