Traditional Rickey cocktails are made with gin and bourbon with little to no sugar added to them – sounds like a perfect combo for the keto diet. This version of this popular cocktail is flavored with mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar-free raspberry syrup. The fruity flavors blend perfectly and the raspberry syrup gives this Rickey a lovely red hue.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- 4 mint leaves
- 2 limes, juiced
- 8oz. club soda
- 2oz. sugar-free raspberry syrup
- 3oz. gin
- Ice, as desired
- 1Muddle the mint leaves and lime juice in two large glasses.
- 2Pour in the gin and club soda.
- 3Add the raspberry syrup and ice.
- 4Stir and serve.
Decorating the Rickey
A cocktail is never complete without a bit of festive décor. You can add lime wedges to this glass, but we think a couple of raspberries on a toothpick and mint leaves sprinkled on top showcase what this cocktail is all about. Of course, a decorative glass straw can also help make this popular cocktail classic look fancy.