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Southampton: More refreshing than ice cream

A lime ricky at at Sip 'n Soda

A lime ricky at at Sip 'n Soda in Southampton. Newsday / Erica Marcus (June 24, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Sometimes the weather is so hot and sticky that even ice cream can’t do the trick. What’s required is something ice cold, sparkling, sweet and tart—like this lime ricky. In fact, Sip ’n Soda makes terrific ice cream, but the luncheonette-ice cream parlor goes above and beyond with this classic fountain drink.

First, the counter girl halved a lime, squeezed it into a glass and threw it in for good measure. Then a squirt of lemon/lime syrup, a squirt of cherry syrup and seltzer to fill up the rest of the glass. Thus refreshed, I headed back into the heat.

Sip ’n Soda is at 40 Hampton Rd., Southampton, 631-283-9752.

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