Another favourite gin recipe of mine is the Salted Gin Rickey. The original Rickey was a Bourbon based drink born in the 1880’s. A few years later, as dry gin became more readily available in the US, the ingredients were swapped out and the Gin Rickey became one of the most popular drinks of the 1890’s.
The key to making a good one is to forget about the Collins of the Fizz, to which the Rickey is often mistakenly considered the lime equivalent thereof. A true Rickey should contain no sugar and be served ice cold. The salt in the drink actually does the same job that sugar normally does; it buffers the acidity of the lime and gives a pleasant mineral balance to the cocktail.