Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
The Rickey is a category of mixed drinks closely resembling a highball made from a base spirit, half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass, and carbonated water. Little or no sugar is added to the Rickey. Originally created with bourbon whiskey in Washington, D.C. at Shoomaker’s bar by bartender George A. Williamson in the 1880s, purportedly in collaboration with Democratic lobbyist, Colonel Joe Rickey, it became a worldwide sensation when mixed with gin a decade later.
When I was away on vacation and Eric the LoP took over I loved reading about the perfect song for DC. And while I personally like a Gin Rickey and the history is cool – I’m curious to hear if you guys have better suggestions.
So for a fun summer Friday Question of the Day – what should DC’s official cocktail be?