In summers, when everybody sweats hard from head to toe what else can be more relaxing thing than an ice-cold drink. There are countless drinks that can quench your thirst but if you want to experience “air conditioning in a glass” then you should go for Cherry Lime Rickey Mixed Drink.
This nectar will not only help you to beat the heat but it will also vitalise your body within seconds. This low-calorie, high-fiber splash of citrus and cherry is full of Vitamin C, A and E. This will maintain the immune system of your body and speed up its metabolic process.
Let’s see how to make this cocktail but before this just have a quick look at few facts about this drink and list of things needed to prepare it.
Preparation Time: 3 to 4 minutes
Serving Size: 2 persons
Utensils: Knife, Mixing spoon, Juice squeezer (optional), Measuring cups/spoons, Serving pitcher and Serving glasses
- 12 fresh sweet cherries
- 6 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp. white sugar
- 6 ounce vodka, chilled
- 2 cups ice, crushed
- 2 whole sweet cherries with stems
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges
Rinse all the lemons, cherries and utensils properly before getting started.
Now it’s time to prepare cherries. First of all take out their stems and pits and then cut the cherries into small but equal pieces. Use a finely honed knife to do this with perfection as it will make the drink more presentable.
Now you will need 6 ounce of lemon juice which is equal to ¾ of a cup. Take fresh lemons and slice them into halves. This will help you to remove all the seeds which can come out while squeezing. Cover the measuring cup with a lid.
Take a mixing pitcher and put lemon juice, white sugar and sliced cherries in it. Now it’s time to mix all these ingredients properly. For that purpose, use a pestle and crush them until they look like a paste.
In second last stage, add 6 ounce chilled vodka and 2 cups of crushed ice into the pitcher. Stir with some strength for around 45 seconds until your drink is icy cold.
You have successfully gone through the process but still it’s not over as garnishing is also an important part. Pour your Cherry Lime Rickey mixed drink into serving glasses and make it more elegant with two whole cherries and a wedge of lime on the top.