If you’re already feeling eggnog’d out just thinking about the holidays, but want to celebrate with something other than the typical mulled wine, try the Eastside Rickey!
SEE ALSO: Winter Sangria
Traditionally a summer cocktail but I think the Eastside Rickey is perfect for the holidays. The combination of mint, cucumber, and lime are super refreshing, especially with the heater running full blast during these cold months. My skin is always super dry during this time of the year, and craves anything that’s hydrating! I’ve been loving the DASANI Sparking Waters (available at Walmart!) that come in Lime, Berry, Lemon, Black Cherry in 12 pack of 12 oz cans. Also makes for the perfect mixer because they’re zero calories, unsweetened, zero artificial colors, and caffeine-free. For more holiday cocktail recipes with DASANI Sparking Waters, check out the Easy Party Drink Recipes Pinterest board.
A light and refreshing Eastside Rickey is just the drink to kick off a holiday season in a festive spirit!
A light and refreshing Eastside Rickey is just the drink to kick off a holiday season in a festive spirit.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- 2 oz gin
- 1 can Dasani® Sparkling Lime
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 8 mint leaves
- sliced cucumber
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle a couple of mint leaves (no stems) and cucumber slices.
- Add gin, simple syrup, and ice, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Stain into an ice-filled Collins glass and fill with Dasani® Lime Sparkling Water.
- Garnish with mint leaves and cucumber slices.
The Eastside Rickey is really like a modern-day Gimlet, with the addition of mint, cucumber, and lime. This recipe can easily modified into many different cocktails. Swap out gin for rum and it’s a daiquiri, and with tequila it’s a margarita.
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