Can you feel it? The temperatures are starting to rise. Before you know it, you will be inviting friends and neighbors over to sit on the deck or porch to catch up on that ski trip you took or bond over the 4,000-piece puzzle you put together waiting for the spring thaw.
Here’s an easy beverage that can be made with or without alcohol.
This is a favorite springtime cocktail that is very simple and refreshingly tart. It only requires three ingredients: fresh lime juice, simple syrup and seltzer water.
Combine 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice and 4 oz. of simple syrup. Pour this into four glasses, filled with ice. Add seltzer water until full. Add a large lime wedge for garnish. If you want to add a little booze to your Rickey, add 1 to 1 1/2 oz. of your favorite gin to the glass before pouring in the Lime Rickey mix. Enjoy!
Christian Nesheim is the owner of Vinifera Wines and Ales. Find out more at viniferawinesandales.com.