The Gin Rickey

About the Gin Rickey

The Gin Rickey is a classic cocktail hailing from the nation’s capital; Washington D.C.. The original recipe calls for bourbon whiskey, but this drink exploded in popularity after gin was introduced to the recipe at the turn of the century. The Gin Rickey is currently experiencing a revival in the D.C. area. This a simple and classic recipe that is refreshing on a hot day.

Empire Tip: Substitute the gin with bourbon to try this recipe as it was originally made.


Ingredients in the Gin Rickey

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 1 Lime cut into thirds
  • Soda Water

How to Make the Gin Rickey

Fill a highball glass with ice and a few lime wedges. Add the gin to the glass and then fill with club soda.


Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       3.5 Stars
  • Served:      On the Rocks
  • Strength:  Medium
  • Difficulty: Simple
  • Flavor:       Citrus

Photo credit to Empire Mixology.

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