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Gin Rickey

Posted by Reese on 2009-08-16 @ 09:37pm

I’m going to take a somewhat interesting turn this week.  I’m going to cover a cocktail that has no sweetening agent whatsoever.  This isn’t the first time I’ve covered a drink like this, but they’re fairly few and far between.  A (distant) relative of the Gimlet I’m going to be looking at the Rickey this week and specifically the Gin Rickey.  This drink can be made with any white spirit you like as a base so  I’ll give a few a try and let you know what I like best.

Gin Rickey (Joy of Mixology)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Gin
3-4 oz Club Soda
Lime Wedge for Garnish
1) Build in an ice filled collins glass.
2) Garnish with a lime wedge.

I’m a huge fan of club soda so I’m thinking I might like the dryness of this drink.  Give me a week and I’ll let you know for sure.