Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Recipe from Grandma's Recipe Box

Well since summer is officially here and many places are hot, including here in the Northeast I thought we should start with a classic refreshing thirst quencher.  When there is no better place to sit than an open porch with a warm breeze blowing, the classic New England Raspberry Lime Rickey is my drink of choice.  The recipe could not be easier.  It must be served very cold with ice cubes. 


  • 1 lime
  • 8 fluid ounces of plain seltzer (soda water)
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger raspberry syrup


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice. Squeeze entire juice of 1 lime into a glass, and then drop the lime into the glass. Fill glass nearly to the top with seltzer & top with raspberry syrup.                                                        (Other syrups may be used in place of raspberry if so desired.  It can be made into an adult cocktail by adding alcohol, but I am a purist and prefer the above traditional recipe.)

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