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Video Cocktail: Pucker Up, A Grown-Up Lime Rickey

Video Cocktail: Pucker Up, A Grown-Up Lime Rickey

There are certain events that are so special, they require something very special to drink.
Text And Photo By Rebecca Orchant

Allow me to introduce you to the Pucker Up, a ginger-bourbon lime rickey that my devoted Sidekick and I created for our wedding last year. That was a really special occasion. I think of the beginning of summer the same way. This cocktail is laid-back enough to go with burgers and deliciously sophisticated enough to be served at a garden cocktail party. Whatever you do, be prepared for your friends to drink more than one.

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A glass full of cool summer breeze.

  • Author: Rebecca Orchant & Sean Gardner
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 (easily multiplied for large groups) 1x


  • juice of one lime
  • two slices of ginger
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • seltzer to fill


  1. Muddle lime, ginger, bitters and simple syrup.
  2. Strain into glass of ice.
  3. Add 2 ounces of bourbon.
  4. Fill with seltzer and stir.
  5. Enjoy in the sunshine.


This is also a great cocktail to make ahead in batches. Simply muddle all your ingredients, strain and add the bourbon as a base. Then, when ready to drink, add seltzer to taste and dole out by the pitcherful.

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  • I tried this– it’s honestly a phenomenal drink. Kudos to the creators. Everyone should try it!
    ps, does this author have a cookbook? I’d buy one right now!

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