- 2 tbsp dried cranberries, steeped in 45ml Plymouth Gin
- 45 ml pomegranate juice
- 30 ml lime juice
- 10 ml simple syrup (see note)
- 60-90 ml soda water
- 2 lime wedges
- To serve: ice or crushed ice
- To serve: mint sprigs
- 1Place steeped cranberries (including gin) in a tall glass, add pomegranate juice, lime juice and simple syrup, then add soda water and lime wedges. Stir to combine, add ice and a straw, garnish with mint and serve.
Note To make the original Vodka Rickey, simply pour 30ml of your preferred vodka into a tall glass, squeeze in two lime wedges, add ice, top up with soda water to taste, and serve. Here's a modern twist on the original. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts of sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stir to dissolve sugar, bring to the boil, then cool. This recipe is a direct submission from Alexx Stuart of Luxury Tastings; we haven't triple-tested it as we do every other recipe we publish in the magazine. Therefore it's intended as a guide only.