I watched the "jerk" (the name for people who work at a soda fountain) squeeze an entire lime half into my glass. And she added syrup, flavoring, and soda water.
|With Lynden's classic WORKING soda fountain in the background.|
|It didn't last too long...|
|I worked on my Rickey as my son enjoyed some ice cream (and he liked the swivel stools too).|
|Some goodies that I brought home for my wife.|
My son actually liked the Lime Rickey as well. He took a few sips 2 different times. That surprised me a bit because it was so tart from the lime. But he liked it!
Brand: Lynden's Black Cherry Lime Rickey.
Origin: St. Paul, MN.
Purchase Place: Lynden's Soda Fountain (corner of Hamline and Randolf in St. Paul).
Sweetener: Simple syrup (so I'm assuming sugar, but I'm not sure and forgot to ask).
Review: Like the Root Beer and Sarsaparilla that I had at Lynden's last winter, this Black Cherry Lime Rickey was very "sharp" and "crisp." I think that must be from it being made "fresh" with soda water straight out of the soda fountain. It was a great summer drink. The lime was nice and tart. In fact, it was a bit too tart for me: ideally, it'd have half as much lime and double the syrup (you all know how I like things pretty sugary). I might go back for a Cherry Lime Rickey sometime and ask it to be made that way.
Score: 6 out of 10.