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Raspberry Lime Rickey Syrup

Bumblebutton Jun 1, 2009 07:54 AM

A friend has posed the following question to me...do you Bostonians have any recommendations (homemade or store bought?)

Do you know of a really good raspberry syrup that I can use for raspberry lime rickeys? I have always used raspberry Zarex, but apparently they aren’t making it any more and I can’t find it anywhere. I’m well known for making great rlr’s. I’m having company this coming weekend and I don’t want to disappoint them.
Can you help?

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    hargau RE: Bumblebutton Jun 1, 2009 09:27 AM

    The best used to be made by the Whipple company in Natick but they are now gone. My last batch i got was from one of the mail order bubble tea outfits. Do a google on bubble tea supplies. Most of the larger places have 2-3 types of raspberry syrup. I think i got this big jug here for $11. http://www.lollicupstore.com/s.nl/it.... Only complaint was it had alot of the little raspberry seeds in it but hey at least that tells me its got some real fruit in it. NOT a fan of Zarex at all, yuck!

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      janzy RE: Bumblebutton Jun 1, 2009 09:38 AM

      If you want to make it at home, I just used this recipe and it was really good.
      I got it from the current issue of Cook's Country magazine
      3 Cups frozen raspberries
      2 Cups sugar
      1/2 Cup water
      4 teaspoons grated lime zest and 1/ Cup lime juice
      Seltzer or club soda

      Heat raspberries, sugar, and water about 5 minutes
      Mash them up and add juice and zest, simmer about 5 more minutes.
      Strain it and discard solids, refrigerate syrup until cool.
      To serve:
      3/4 cup selzer and 2 Tablespoons syrup over ice.

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        Bumblebutton RE: Bumblebutton Jun 1, 2009 10:53 AM

        Thanks so much for your recommendations. I'm passing them along and I know they will be really helpful!

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          DianneF RE: Bumblebutton Jun 1, 2009 11:16 AM

          I've always used Torani syrups. I get them at the Restaurant Depot in Chelsea so I'm not sure which grocery stores carry them.

          1. wamcadoo RE: Bumblebutton Jun 2, 2009 07:11 PM

            The only thing to use is Monin Raspberry Syrup. You can get it at Cardullo's in Harvard Square or Formaggio Kitchen.

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