Rickey is an ultra-refreshing cocktail drink perfect for summer and to fill up your thirst! This cocktail mixes simple ingredients but will be one of your go-to refreshing drinks. We are using the original classic recipe that Mr Rickey himself preferred (with no sugar), however if you would like the modern recipe with some simple syrup, you can find that in our list.

Gin rickey – original classic recipe Origin

The origins of this cocktail are just as clear as it is! It was named after Democratic lobbyist Joe Rickey, during the late 19th century. He had a bartender add lime to his daily dose of Bourbon and sparkling water. When the bourbon rickey was ported to gin, it was a huge hit and one of the most popular drinks at that time.

Gin rickey – original classic recipe Recipe

Here are the ingredients and steps to make a great Gin rickey – original classic recipe

Gin rickey – original classic recipe Ingredients

  • 60ml Bright Night Wild Tasmanian Gin
  • 4 Lime wedges
  • ice cubes
  • How to make Gin rickey – original classic recipe

  • Put 3 lime wedges in a highball glass and muddle gently to get the oils out
  • Add 60ml Bright Night gin and give it a nice stir
  • Add ice and top up with soda water
  • Take the last wedge and squeeze on top and drop it in the drink
  • Interesting Facts about Gin rickey – original classic recipe

  • The Rickey is Washington D.C.'s official cocktail!
  • Gin rickey – original classic recipe Gallery

    Here are some photos of Gin rickey – original classic recipe that we took when we made the cocktail ourselves. We would love to see your photos when you make this cocktail. Please tag us at @brightnightgin on instagram, facebook and tiktok if you are sharing your cocktail photos.

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