The rickey is a highball drink made from gin or bourbon, half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass, and carbonated water. Little or no sugar is added to the rickey. Originally created with bourbon in Washington, D.C. at Shoomaker’s bar by bartender George A. Williamson in the 1880s, supposedly in collaboration with Democratic lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey, it became a worldwide sensation when mixed with gin a decade later.
Gin Ricky Recipe:
2 OUNCES GIN
1/2 – 3/4 OUNCE LIME JUICE
SODA WATER TO TOP
GARNISH: LIME WHEEL
Add gin and lime juice to a Collins glass. Add ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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