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Lavender Lime Ricky Recipe
Calories Per Serving
- 2 Ounces Tanqueray gin
- 2 Ounces lavender simple syrup
- 1 1/2 Ounce fresh lime juice
Method: Place all ingredients in a shaker, and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice.
Calories Per Serving312
Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%
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There are many measures for leaving your mark on this world. Some are subjective, but others—like changing history to the point that a monument is named after you—are undeniable. Colonel Joe Rickey didn’t get a monument in his hometown of Washington, D.C., but he did receive a cocktail. And, as far as drinking legend is concerned, that’s just as good.
The Bourbon Rickey is a highball that was named for the Democratic lobbyist, who lived in the nation’s capital during the late 19th century. As the story goes, he was known to partake in beverages at Shoomaker’s bar. And, as Mr. Rickey favored drinks with zero sugar, he often requested a simple combination of bourbon and sparkling water. It’s easy to see how this simple duo could provide refreshment during the pre-A/C days of wearing suits all summer long.
One day, the bartender, a helpful chap named George Williamson, added freshly squeezed lime to the highball, and the Bourbon Rickey was born. The serendipitous trio walks the line between a Whiskey Sour (whiskey, citrus, sugar) and a Whiskey Collins (whiskey, citrus, sugar, sparkling water). It’s tart, dry, thirst-quenching and surprisingly balanced, even without a dose of sugar to tame the other ingredients. If you’re making one at home, choose your preferred bourbon for mixing. Fresh lime is nonnegotiable, and a good bottle of sparkling water will give the drink the proper bubbly bite.
The Bourbon Rickey is a historical drink to be sure, but the Rickey didn’t reach widespread appeal until the 1890s, when it was more commonly made with gin. That trend continued, and even today, the Gin Rickey is much better known among barkeeps and consumers. But let’s never forget its bourbon-spiked predecessor, which is not a riff, but the original.
It’s said that Joe Rickey grew weary of his cocktail outshining his political achievements. So, the next time you raise a Bourbon Rickey to your lips, remember the eponymous lobbyist behind it. And then maybe Google his achievements.
Amount Per Serving Calories 182 Calories from Fat 0.0 % Daily Value * Total Fat 0.0g 0 % Saturated Fat 0.0g 0 % Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 % Sodium 0.9mg 1 % Total Carbohydrate 17g 6 % Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0 % Protein 0.1g 1 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Pour all of the ingredients, except the club soda, into a shaker with ice.
Shake until cold.
Lastly, serve over ice & top with club soda.
Recipe courtesy of Hilton Head Distillery. Text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickey_(cocktail)
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What IS a Lime Rickey?
Hot summer weather got you down? Try these vintage lime rickey recipes. Rickeys are known to be tart and delicious, and you won't find a more refreshing beverage anywhere.
Rickeys are beverages that contain the juice of limes combined with one or more fruit-flavored fountain syrups and carbonated water. And opposite to James Bond's preference, they are usually stirred, not shaken.
If you are looking for truly great non alcoholic drink recipes that are easy to make, the recipes below are perfect for any occasion, or for simply making a refreshing drink to sip on your own.
Original Lime Rickey Recipes
The Dispenser's Formulary or Soda Water Guide (1915)
Enjoy a Refreshing Raspberry Rickey Beverage
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Many old fashioned soda fountain recipes require making the fruit flavored syrups. However, you can simplify any recipe by using store-bought syrups instead.
One dram measure equals 3/4 teaspoon.
Into a 10-ounce glass pour 1/2 ounce each of vanilla and pineapple syrups and 1 ounce of grape juice squeeze the juice of half a lime into the glass, add two-thirds glassful of shaved ice and fill with carbonated water. Mix by tossing. "A delightful thirst quencher." Charge 10 cents.
1/2 ounce raspberry syrup, 1 ounce pineapple syrup, 1 dram lime juice, 1 ounce grape juice, 2 drams lemon juice. Place all in a 12-ounce glass which has previously been half filled with shaved ice, then fill nearly to the top with carbonated water and mix thoroughly.
Decorate with a maraschino cherry. Before serving the "Chicago," crush fresh mint on the ice. Price—10 ounces, 10 cents.
1 ounce orange syrup, 1 dram lime juice. Fill an 8-ounce glass seven-eighths full of carbonated water, coarse stream, add the above syrup, stir, and serve solid. Price—8 ounces, 5 cents.
Four dashes bottled lime juice or juice of one-half lime, two-thirds glass shaved ice, 2 spoonfuls powdered sugar, dash of Angostura bitters fill with carbonated water, mix, add a slice of lime or lemon or sprig of fresh mint.
Serve with straws. Lemon or plain syrup might be used to advantage in this lime rickey recipe in place of the powdered sugar. Charge 5 cents for 8 ounces.
1 ounce raspberry syrup, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1 dash mint. Serve in an 8-ounce glass place a slice of lemon and cherries on top and serve with straws.
6 dashes lime juice, a little cracked ice, 3 dashes essence of orange flower, 1 ounce lemon syrup. Fill glass nearly full with carbonated water, stir, and cloud with grape juice. Price—10 ounces, 10 cents.
While most old fashioned lime rickey recipes naturally call for lime, a Grape Rickey is also delicious. Try one today!
Into an 8-ounce mineral glass put 1 ounce pineapple syrup and 2 ounces grape juice then add carbonated water, coarse stream, to nearly fill the glass and mix by pouring from one glass to another two or three times lastly, add a dash of carbonated water, fine steam, and pass the glass to the customer in a "fizzing" condition.
The recipe's author stated that "grape rickey is the most popular new drink we ever started at our fountain." Price 5c. It is Sodalicious! —Jas. L. Tuohy
Carbonated Water (soda water) can be found for sale in the soft drink section of most food and convenience stores.
Torani Soda Syrups can be found for sale at Amazon in dozens of flavors ranging from Classic Root Beer to Watermelon.
A refreshing, non-alcoholic version of the classic cocktail, this lime rickey offers up a bit of sweet cold lime heaven. This recipe was shared with us by Tyla Fowler from NYC’s Prune Restaurant.Lime Rickey
Raspberry Lime Rickey Cake
Ever heard of a lime rickey? NO?! Then you've missed one of summer's most refreshing drinks. At its simplest, it's a mixture of carbonated water (seltzer), lime juice, and simple syrup (sugar). In elevated form, it includes alcohol the mojito is its kissing cousin. And if you're talking strictly ice cream fountain fare, the lime rickey is often enhanced with other flavored syrups — most often raspberry, if you live in New England. This lime cake, with its raspberry topping, is a tribute to the drink made famous by New England's Friendly's and Brigham's ice cream chains.
- 16 tablespoons (227g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, at least 65°F
- 2 cups (397g) sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups (361g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup (227g) milk, at room temperature
- finely grated rind of 2 limes, 1 to 2 tablespoons, lightly packed, or 1/2 teaspoon lime oil
- 1/3 cup (74g) freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2/3 cup (131g) sugar, superfine preferred Baker's Special Sugar is a good choice here
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups (340g) raspberries, frozen are fine
- 1 tablespoon (11g) Pie Filling Enhancer, optional for thickening
- 2 tablespoons (25g) sugar, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.
Beat together the butter, sugar, and salt till smooth.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the baking powder, then add the flour alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth. Stir in the grated lime rind or lime oil.
Perfect your technique
The drink that made New England famous – it's a piece of cake.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
Bake the cake for 25 to 33 minutes, or until the top is starting to brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, make the glaze by stirring together the lime juice and sugar. Set it aside.
Remove the cake from the oven, and set it on a rack. Use a skewer or toothpick to poke the top all over. Don't poke all the way to the bottom of the pan just about halfway down.
Stir the glaze to combine, and immediately brush it onto the hot cake be generous. Let it sink in for about 5 minutes, then brush on more glaze, continuing until all the glaze is used up.
If you're using the sugar topping, shake the coarse sugar in a jar with the lime oil, till well combined. Sprinkle the sugar atop the glazed cake, gently pressing it in with your fingers.
Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing.
To make the raspberry topping, stir together completely thawed raspberries with pie filling enhancer (if you're using it), and sugar to taste.
- Build all the ingredients in a collins or iced-tea glass and top with soda. Garnish with a spiral piece of lime peel.
Reprinted with permission from The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes by Dale DeGroff, (C) © 2011 Clarkson Potter
Dale DeGroff has been called "the Billy Graham of the holy spirits" by the London Tribune and"a master" by Martha Stewart, and is widely acknowledged to be the preeminent mixologist in the world. He's been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Penthouse, Food & Wine, and Forbes his television appearances include Martha Stewart Living and Today. For twelve years, Dale ran the bar at New York City's Rainbow Room and now serves as a consultant for such top restaurants as Balthazar. He has taught at the Culinary Institute of America (and starts in their bartending video) and the Institute for Culinary Education, among other venues. Dale grew up in Westerly, Rhode Island, and now lives on Long Island.
What Is A Rickey Cocktail?
I admit I have had a little obsession with a rickey cocktail. I love that this is a movie cocktail from The Great Gatsby. I love anything retro from the 20&rsquos-50&rsquos era.
What is a lime rickey? It is a classic drink invented in Washington DC. That is all I know, Rickey cocktails can be made with gin. rickey cocktail can also be made with vodka as well.
The Gin Rickey is one of the few classic cocktails that doesn’t have an origin muddled by history or shrouded in rumors and innuendo. The invention of this refreshing highball is refreshingly clear: It was named after Joe Rickey, a Democratic lobbyist living in Washington, D.C., during the late 19th century.
Favoring zero-sugar drinks, Rickey liked to combine bourbon and carbonated water. One day, he instructed a bartender at Shoomaker’s bar to add some lime to his preferred highball, and the Bourbon Rickey was born. The tart, dry drink is surprisingly balanced considering its lack of sugar and is invigorating on a warm day.
The Rickey took off, and soon, people were customizing the drink to their liking, with the Gin Rickey eventually becoming the most popular of them all. This simple twist subs gin for bourbon, taking advantage of the botanical spirit’s natural ability to pair with fresh lime (consider the Gimlet) and sparkling water (think of the Tom Collins). Sugar is present in both the aforementioned cocktails, but the Rickey stands on its own, relying on the gin and lime for flavor and the water for dilution and balance.
When making a Rickey, feel free to choose your preferred style of gin. A London dry is always a fine choice, while more citrusy and floral gins will add their own nuance to the cocktail. Fresh lime is a must, and a good sparkling water—ideally from a bottle rather than a soda gun—keeps the drink fizzy and thirst-quenching.
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