Rickey (Whiskey)

It is Rickey month here in the District; and, with day-time highs of 90°F+, an iced-cold Rickey is just the trick to help cool down. While we already posted the (gin) Rickey, we failed to write-up the (whiskey) Rickey. The Rickey takes on a number of variations; however, bourbon and gin maintain the staple for this Washington, D.C. cocktail. The Rickey’s cooling sparkling water and tart citrus combination make for an easy summer-sipper. Truly an American cocktail, the Rickey was declared Washington, D.C.’s native cocktail (c.2011). Find respite from the heat; the Colonel welcomes you.

Gin RickeyThe Rickey (Whiskey)

2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey; we used Four Roses, however, something less floral probably would be better
1 oz. Lime Juice (Fresh); our roots are Florida, so, our Rickey usually has a little more lime (the juice from at least 2 full limes)
Sparkling Water; Soda Stream does the trick

Fill a Collin’s glass with lime juice. Fill glass with ice. Add bourbon whiskey and soda water. Stir. Enjoy.

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