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Lime Rickey lore wanted

Ric | | Oct 17, 2002 08:29 AM

Lime Rickeys are the stuff of childhood memories if you are from....yeah, where? I thought they were a Brooklyn tradition, and now I find out they were a Boston tradition, too.(Am I right or wrong so far?) So I am calling on Chowhounds to set the record straight with (non-alcoholic)Lime Rickey memories. Which locale specialized in Cherry Lime Rickeys or Raspberry Lime Rickeys? Have they continued to be popular in the old neighborhoods or was it a "Fifties thing?" What was actually so special about them?