Summer Drink Series: Ginger Lime Rickey

My boyfriend and I discovered the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines. You know what I’m talking about right? It looks like this.

If you haven’t seen one of these then it will seriously change the way you look at soda. It has over 100 flavor options. You can spirit zero flavored with cherry or strawberries or orange or lime or lemon, really anything your little heart desires. I’m a sucker for cherry Coke – Zero but my boyfriend is more adventurous than me. He got a ginger ale flavored with lime and loved it so much that he convinced me to make a ginger lime rickey at home since it’s not readily available at the grocery store.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 -1 inch piece of  ginger
  • 1 cup of Splenda
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice, pulp removed (from about 6 to 8 limes)
  • 4 cups Seltzer water
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

In a small sauce pot, place the water, Splenda and pieces of ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes for the Splenda to melt and the ginger to flavor the simple syrup.

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Let the simple syrup to cool before use.

Combine lime juice, seltzer water, and 1 cup simple syrup. The amount of seltzer water is up to you. The less you add the more concentrated ginger/lime flavor. I used 4 cups.

Garnish with lime.

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Serves 4-6

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