Gin

#8 Gin Ricky: Ricky Bobby, Great Gatsby & Shame

April 23, 2018

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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Music: Over There by Thomas A. Edison, IncThe Great Gatsby, Waiting (Harbison) by MIT Symphony Orchestra