A “rickey” is a cocktail with spirit + lime juice + seltzer water, one of the original cocktails. It was first made with bourbon but the most well-known version is a Gin Rickey.
During a recent span of gorgeous warm weather here in San Francisco I was looking for a tasty, refreshing cocktail that was slightly more interesting than a vodka soda. My fiance fancies Moscow Mules so we keep Rose’s Lime Juice in the house (side note, just saw a TON of mixers I want to buy on the Rose’s website!). I didn’t have any gin on hand and didn’t want a vodka-based drink, so a bourbon based Rickey sounded like just the ticket!
It was surprising light and tasty! It has a little tang, a little fizz and a little bite! If you like the taste of bourbon, I would highly recommend it for a nice warm day.