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.
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. Haha.
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.
You really don’t need much, or anything complicated, to make these tasty lime mocktails. Here are the ingredients:
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you make these easy Lime Rickey Mocktails, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!
Simple Lime Rickey Mocktails.