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Cherry Lime Rickey {Cherry Taste On A Great Gatsby Cocktail}

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Cherry Lime Rickey is part of the gatsby food! These cherry drinks are an updated retro drink, the lime rickey cocktail. This rickey cocktail is a great cocktail blast from the past! 


Cherry Lime Rickey


Gatsby Food

That saying, everything old is new again is true for gatsby food.  What is gatsby food? Have you ever seen the movie The Great Gatsby? Gatsby food is foods inspired by The Great Gatsby!


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Retro Drinks

Retro drinks are on a comeback. Thanks to shows like Mad Men, everyone wants retro drinks. This great gatsby drink is a wonderful retro cocktail I decided to give the rickey cocktail an update to by making it cherry drinks.


Cherry lime rickey cocktail close up drink in glass with cherry


Lime Rickey

Lime Rickey gained popularity in the ’70s with The Great Gatsby because they were drinking gin rickeys. People became obsessed with the rickey cocktail after the Great Gatsby debuted.

Why? Because everyone wanted to be like the Great Gatsby, rickey cocktail cocktail and all. So these cherry drinks is the modern version of the rickey cocktail.


Cherry lime rickey long pin


What Is A Rickey Cocktail?

I admit I have had a little obsession with a rickey cocktail.  I love that this is a movie cocktail from The Great Gatsby. I love anything retro from the 20’s-50’s era.

What is a lime rickey? It is a classic drink invented in Washington DC. That is all I know, Rickey cocktails can be made with gin. rickey cocktail can also be made with vodka as well.


Cherry lime rickey overhead of cockatil with cherry on wood table


Cherry Drinks

Why make this retro cocktail into cherry drinks? I love a drink with cherry. A cherry lime rickey is something I would order on a menu. Give me cherry alcoholic drinks anytime!


Cherry Twist On A Great Gatsby Cocktail


Cherry Lime Rickey

I like those classic drinks and it is great when they have a resurgence. One of the restaurants I went to recently the lime rickey was their signature drink. You had a choice: a lime rickey or a cherry lime rickey.

That was how my love affair with the great gatsby cocktail started. One sip of the cherry lime rickey, I was hooked. No wonder the lime rickey became popular again.


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Cherry lime rickey on wood table with cherries

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Cherry Lime Rickey Recipe


Cherry Lime Rickey is a cherry twist on an old classic cocktail. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 6 fresh cherries pitted
  • 1/2 lime cut into 3 wedges
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • lemon lime soda


  1. Put the cherries, lime, and sugar into a large rocks glass.
  2. Muddle the fruit and sugar by pressing them with a pestle or a wooden spoon until juicy and fragrant.
  3. Add the bourbon and crushed ice. Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the soda over the ice and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 54gProtein: 1g

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Monday 26th of March 2018

I am in complete agreement!!!! I love the fashion of the 40's and 50's. Especially the hats!!! I want everyday hats to come back into fashion. I LOVE hats! (Oh and men dressing like gentlemen and not this weird almost girls fashion that seems to be the rage with men today!)

Hahaha, sorry fashion rant over ;-) I have everything to make this cocktail in my cupboard!!!!! So I will be mixing this up later! YUM!


Monday 26th of March 2018

This sounds like one of the best ways to enjoy bourbon. I was looking for a cocktail for book club and this one is a winner!


Monday 26th of March 2018

Love me a (virgin) cherry lime rickey! And thank you for sharing the history of the drink... I never knew it came from the Great Gatsby! So cool!

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