Monday, October 26, 2015


According to David Wondrich in Imbibe!, the Rickey was invented in D.C. by a lobbyist named Joe Rickey between 1883-1889. The Washington Post wrote about how Rickey had the George Williamson's Saloon make it for him according to his own recipe. It became associated with Shoemaker's Pub, which is now the Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. There is a plaque in the hotel bar marking the site as the birthplace of the Rickey.
  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • soda
Combine juice and bourbon with ice in a highball glass and stir. Top with soda.

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