Lime Wheel (Garnish)
0 units of alcohol per serve
- Add the gin to a Collins glass full of ice.
- Next, add the juice from the lime half and then drop the shell into the glass.
- Top with club soda and give a gentle mix.
17.2g per serve
History of the drink
The Rickey cocktail is a classic drink with a rich history that dates to the late 19th Century. It was invented in Washington, D.C. by a bartender named George A. Williamson, who was looking for a refreshing and easy-to-drink cocktail to serve during the hot and humid summers in the capital.
The original recipe for the Rickey cocktail included bourbon, lime juice and soda water – it was an instant hit among politicians and lobbyists in D.C. who were looking for a cool and refreshing drink to enjoy during the long, hot days of summer.
The Rickey was named after a lobbyist named Colonel Joe Rickey, who was known for drinking bourbon with soda and a squeeze of lime. His love of this refreshing drink helped to popularize the cocktail and cement its place in American cocktail culture.