The original Rickey (also called a Joe Rickey at the time) was made with whisky (probably bourbon). Afterwards a number of variations popped up with the base spirit used as a part of the name. One variation, the Gin Rickey became hugely popular, totally overshadowing the original whiskey version that Col. Rickey had invented a decade before. Though its cousin the Gin Rickey is more common today, try this classic cocktail recipe with bourbon.
- Half a lime
- 1.5 oz Bourbon
- Club soda
- Glass: Highball
Fill a highball glass with cracked ice.
Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop it in.
Add the bourbon and fill with club soda.
Stir briefly to combine.