During the warm spell we recently had I kept thinking about making a Raspberry Lime Rickey, but I kept forgetting to pick up limes when I was at the store. I had a bottle of raspberry ZaRex syrup in the refrigerator and 7 UP, but not a lime. I finally bought some limes yesterday.
Here is what I use to make Raspberry Lime Rickey's, but you can use Sprite, or seltzer water.
ZaRex syrup was discontinued a few years back, but local residents bought the recipe rights, and now ZaRex is being sold again in some local stores and online. There is a store (Prisco's on Rte.18) in, Bridgewater that supposedly now carries ZaRex, and I need to go and get a new bottle.
Updated 3.26.2012. this morning I decided to take a ride to Prisco's. I did find ZaRex, and I was surprised to see on the shelves some ZaRex flavors in Sugar Free. Both the regular and sugar free sold for $4.95 a bottle.
New Bottle of raspberry that I bought. I didn't buy the sugar free.
As kids, we drank Kool Aid and ZaRex, hardly ever soda/pop/tonic. In the area where I live we always called it tonic or soda. My grandfather always had Canada Dry Ginger ale at his house and it was a treat to have a small glass when we visited. My mother made and bottled home made root beer every summer, and it was delicious. Mom would serve us Kool Aid and ZaRex drinks on hot summer days. Mom would also make popsicles in dixie cups or ice cube trays with the Kool Aid and ZaRex as a cool treat for us to enjoy. Now, I'm getting nostalgic.
Here is a ZaRex website with Recipes.
If you find ZaRex..buy some and make a raspberry lime rickey.