Cool and refreshing lime rickey slush – summer is calling!
My sister Sherry really loves lime rickeys. In fact she was the first one to ever introduce me to the drink. She ordered one at a restaurant we really like called Iggy’s. It’s a sports bars type place with big comfy booths and lots of tvs and the absolute best drunken fish tacos everrr. I get them almost every single time. The exception would be the times I opt for the cranberry chicken wrap which is also amazing. Now that we’re on the subject, I’m thinking both the tacos and the wrap need to be recreated and shared on the blog – what do you think??
I also should mention that they make these battered fries at Iggy’s which also find their way into my rotation of cravings on a regular basis. Oh and the bread! I think that bread might be my husband’s favorite thing at Iggy’s. Well, the dipping sauce for the bread to be more exact. It’s a chili water dipping sauce that is seriously addicting. And they sell it by the jar if you care to take some home with you. And you do, you really do care to take a lot of it home with you.
Annnyway, we were at Iggy’s one time and I was just about to order a HUGE-MONGOUS mug of frosty peach lemonade when she ordered something called a Lime Rickey. She shared it with me and I was hooked. I’ve since learned that lime rickeys come in all sorts of variations and flavors, but the only ones I’ve ever had are grape with lime. I think that grape miiight be the original flavor of lime rickeys, but don’t quote me on that.
That grape-lime combo, it’s magic I tell ya. I absolutely love it. These slushies are a really fun and easy way to cool down in the summer. Popsicles, snow cones, ice cream, and slushies all do the trick I think. You do need an ice cream maker for these slushies but if you don’t have an ice cream maker, I think it’s about time you got one! I have already shared a sorbet recipe and two ice cream recipes this summer and I have many more comin’ your way soon so invest in an ice cream maker pronto! These lime rickey slushies will make it absolutely worth it, I promise.
- 8 cups grape soda
- 4 limes
- Pour half of grape soda into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the ice cream maker's instructions. After about 15-20 minutes a frozen slush should form.
- Scoop about 1 cup of slush into a cup. Pour another cup of remaining non-frozen soda into cup. Squeeze fresh limes into slush and stir. Serve immediately.