CHERRY LIME RICKEY RECIPE
To show you how easy it is, here’s a sample recipe from the book. If you remember Brigham’s and Bailey’s casual restaurants in the Boston area, you remember the Raspberry Lime Rickey, as seductive a soft drink as ever graced a soda fountain—brightly colored, sweet and tart, a favorite of kids adults alike. Nocito’s version is a cherry lime rickey—very satisfactory. But you can always make a batch of raspberry syrup and relive the memories.
Ingredients For 1 Drink
2 tablespoons lime syrup (recipe belowk)
Juice of ½ lime
Dash of citric acid solution
2 tablespoons sour cherry syrup (recipe below)
Wedge of lime, for garnish
1. FILL a tall glass with ice. Add the lime syrup, lime juice, and citric acid solution.
2. ADD the seltzer, float the cherry syrup on top and garnish with the lime wedge.
LIME SYRUP RECIPE
1¼ cups water
1 cup sugar
Zest of 4 limes
1. BOIL water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the zest and remove the pan from the heat. Steep for at least 1 hour. Let cool.
2. STORE in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.
CHERRY SYRUP RECIPE
2 quarts fresh sour cherries, pitted
2 cups sugar
Juice of ½ lemon
1. COMBINE cherries, sugar and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
2. STRAIN the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer; discard the fruit solids.
3. STORE in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.