Simple Lime Rickey Mocktails

May 12, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
This classic mocktail will bring you back to childhood with its sweet and citrusy flavor.

Simple Lime Rickey Mocktails

This Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail is bright, refreshing and so tasty, no one will miss the alcohol! It's perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day, and even kids will love it.

Glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail with thyme

If you've been an avid reader here, then you know how I feel about my mocktails. I'm always trying to come up with unique and refreshing ways to enjoy a good glass of non-alcoholic drinks so that those who chose to make it don't feel deprived. I like my mocktails fancy, fully of flavor, and a complete ambiance----and this Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail is it. Haha.

Why not---right? Plus, this Refreshing Plum Lemonade is one to try during the Spring/Summer months also!

Fresh lime juice and sparkling water make this mocktail everything you'll crave in the summer. It has lots of fizz and bright, citrusy flavor to satisfy you on a hot day, or any day. Plus, this recipe is made with natural ingredients and is totally kid-approved.

Besides, this recipe definitely reminds me of how I grew up drinking lemonade (using limes), which is a staple way of making it in the Jamaican culture. Add a little fizz and you have a refreshing drink.

Ingredients for time Rickey Mocktails

You really don't need much, or anything complicated, to make these tasty lime mocktails. Here are the ingredients:

  • Lime juice. I like to use freshly-squeezed lime juice, but if you don't have a juicer and don't want to struggle with so many limes, you can also use store-bought.
  • Raw honey. If you're vegan it's easy to swap the honey with maple syrup or agave.
  • Soda. Top your drinks with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite).

Glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail with thyme

Can I Make a Big Batch of Lime Rickeys?

Yes! If you have company, everyone is going to want a taste. To make a big pitcher of lime rickeys for sharing, simply scale the recipe up accordingly. Keep the drink in the fridge before serving so it stays cold and refreshing.

Glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail

What is a Lime Rickey?

A lime rickey is a classic old-time soda fountain drink. It gets its name from a lobbyist named Colonel Joe Rickey, who worked with a Washington, D.C. bartender to make a lime and soda cocktail in the late 1800s. Now, kids and adults both love sipping these drinks, no alcohol needed.

Glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail with thyme and lime wedges

Can I add Alcohol?

Of course, if you'd like to add a splash of booze for the adults, you certainly can. A classic lime rickey cocktail is made with gin or bourbon.

Serving Suggestions

I like to give these drinks an elegant presentation.

You can rim your glasses with salt or sugar if you like. But at the very least, I like to add a garnish of fresh lime slices and some sort of fresh herbs----in this case, I used fresh thyme sprigs.

Closeup of a glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail

More Easy Summer Mocktails


If you make these easy Lime Rickey Mocktails, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!

Closeup of a glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail

Closeup of a glass of Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail

Simple Lime Rickey Mocktail

May 12, 2022
5 from 1 vote
This classic recipe for no-alcohol Lime Rickey Mocktails is incredibly refreshing, fizzy, and delicious.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 serving



  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice (You can also use organic store-bought lime juice)
  • 2-3 Tbsps raw honey
  • Sparkling water or lemon-lime soda, for topping


  • Crushed ice
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh thyme sprigs or fresh mint leaves



  • In a bowl, add the lime juice and honey, mixing until combined. NOTE: Add additional sweetener if needed.
  • ASSEMBLY: Fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add the lime mocktail mixture. Garnish with lime wedges and top with lemon-lime soda or sparkling water until filled completely. Add fresh thyme sprigs or mint leaves, if desired.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

SERVING: To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.
SWEETENER: Instead of honey, you can always use Agave or maple syrup or create a simple syrup by boiling water with organic cane sugar to sweeten.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.4mg


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Simple Lime Rickey Mocktails.

Script text: Xx, Shanika

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