Serve inFizz or Highball (8oz to 10oz)
Length of lime peel
How to make:
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.
|1 1/2 fl oz
|Hayman's London Dry Gin
|1/2 fl oz
|Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
|1/3 fl oz
|Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
|1/2 fl oz
|Thomas Henry Soda Water
Clean, sharp and refreshing. Please don't serve this in a Collins glass, it should be "a short drink served long" in a 10oz Highball or Fizz glass.
Bourbon Rickey, Rye Rickey, Vodka Rickey, Apricot Rickey
Rickeys are a (family of cocktails) believed to have been created by bartender George A. Williamson in 1880 at Shoemaker's Bar in Washington DC and named after Colonel Joseph Kyle Rickey, a Democratic lobbyist who it is said Williamson witnessed squeeze lime into his whisky before topping his drink with soda. Coincidentally or not, Colonel Rickey purchased the bar in 1883 and became a major importer of limes into the US.
The Gin Rickey cocktail first appeared in print in Harry Johnson's 1900 Bartenders Manual, where he calls for "1 wine glass of Tom or Holland gin if required."
Gin RickeyHarry Johnson, New & Improved Bartender's Manual, 1900
(Use a medium size glass.)
1 or 2 pieces of ice;
Squeeze the juice of 1 good-sized lime or 2 small ones;
1 wine glass of Tom or Holland gin if required;
Fill up the glass with club soda, carbonic or selters if required, and swerve with a spoon.
Many confuse the Rickey and the Collins. For the record, a Rickey is made with lime juice and a Collins with lemon juice. A Rickey is also usually served in a shorter glass than a Collins, but that difference is secondary.
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