Gin Rickey

Gin Rickey Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Gin

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Simple

Flavor Profile: Sour

About the Gin Rickey Cocktail

The Gin Rickey is delicious whether it’s made with gin or whiskey.

Ingredients in the Gin Rickey Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Gin, bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 Lime, cut in half
  • Club soda

Glass: Highball

How to make the Gin Rickey Cocktail

Fill a highball glass with ice and add the gin or bourbon. Juice the lime halves into the glass and drop in the juiced lime shells. Fill with club soda.

Note: Using bourbon or rye whiskey makes a Whiskey Rickey.

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  1. I wondered,if we add a shot or so of either Grenadine or a Maraschino Cherry and a tsp. of cherry juice to it,, Could it be called a “Lime Blush”? I’ve never tried it personally,I am not a practised enjoyer but I would love to hear from you as to whether it is a pass or fail, just for my own gratification. I wouldn’t know what tastes good or not so I am depending on you,my friends,to tell me the truth. I value your opinions,so, in advance,I say,Thank you my dearest friends. Hope to heat from you soon! Blessings to you all!

  2. Bad recipe. The “juice of 1 lime” is totally arbitrary and changes with the seasons.

    @Maureen – Are you seriously asking other people what will taste good to you? If you don’t know what tastes good to you, I don’t think anyone can help you.

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