East Side Rickey

Cocktail Recipes

Eastside Rickey Cocktail Recipe

December 19, 2015

East Side Rickey

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 this Eastside Rickey Cocktail Recipe!

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!


East Side Rickey



Eastside Rickey

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
  • ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle a couple of mint leaves (no stems) and cucumber slices.
  2. Add gin, simple syrup, and ice, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  3. Stain into an ice-filled Collins glass and fill with Dasani® Lime Sparkling Water.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and cucumber slices.

East Side Rickey

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.


East Side Rickey

Holiday Cocktails: Eastside Rickey

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Created in collaboration with DASANI®. 

You must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. When doing so, please drink responsibly. No drinking and driving, and no drinking and texting! 


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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