Gin Rickey

In the 1880’s, Colonel Joe Rickey was a Democratic lobbyist in Washington, D.C., who spent many hours at Shoomaker’s bar, entertaining politicians over cocktails. Joe’s drink of choice was a simple mix of fresh squeezed lime juice, bourbon whiskey, and soda. A decade later, the highball would become a worldwide hit when it was mixed […]

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on April 26th, 2013

Gin Rickey Classic Highball with Gin, Lime and Club Soda In the 1880’s, Colonel Joe Rickey was a Democratic lobbyist in Washington, D.C., who spent many hours at Shoomaker’s bar, entertaining politicians over cocktails. Joe’s drink of choice was a simple mix of fresh squeezed lime juice, bourbon whiskey, and soda. A decade later, the highball would become a worldwide hit when it was mixed with other base spirits, predominantly gin, and being renamed The Gin Rickey.

In recent years classic cocktails have made a huge comeback and the Gin Rickey has become a favourite once again. The simple cocktail is easy to make and perfect for warm spring and summer weather. It’s also a perfect beverage to serve at cocktail and garden parties. It’s important to use a premium gin and fresh lime juice.

  • 2 oz Gin
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime
  • Club Soda

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour in gin. Squeeze in fresh lime juice. Top with club soda. Give a quick and gentle stir. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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