Stiff Drinks : The Rickey

ow that we’re all thawed out from the winter, it’s about time to enjoy an easy-to-make, warm-weather cocktail. Originally created with bourbon in Washington, D.C. at Shoomaker’s bar by bartender George A. Williamson in the 1880s, The Rickey was created in collaboration with Democratic lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey. It has become a more traditionally made cocktail using gin. Simply put, The Rickey is the perfect warm weather drink that you’ve probably never made. Also, you don’t need expensive bourbon to be able to enjoy. Shoot for bourbons such as Buffalo Trace, Evan Williams, Old Grand Dad, or Jim Beam Black.


Cracked Ice

Half a lime

1.5 oz Bourbon ( Evan Williams or Jim Beam Black)

Club soda (preferably Pellegrino)

Glass: Highball


- Fill a highball glass with cracked ice.

- Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop it in.

- Add 1.5 oz of bourbon and top with club soda.

- Stir briefly to combine.



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