Rickeys, Vol. 1

I was surfing Internet Cocktail Database, and I discovered that there's a s***tload of recipes for rickeys.  I like lime juice, one of the principal ingredients in most rickeys, and the Rickey is a classic summertime cocktail, so I decided to start checking out some of these in between my bouts of Sauvignon Blanc.

I started with the simplest ones.  Both the Gin Rickey and the Rum Rickey call for 1 1/2 oz of the base spirit, 1/2 oz lime juice, and fill over ice with soda.  If you've just juiced your lime (as you should), leave half of a lime shell in the glass.

I liked the Gin Rickey (I used a London dry) better than the Rum (I used Tommy Bahama).  I've never been a big rum fan, though I really like 10 Cane, and I think gin brings more botanicals to the mix.  A little sugar would turn it into a limeade, but there's nothing wrong with that!

More Rickey recipes to come.