- 2 oz. Zafra Rum
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime juice
- 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
- Top up with Club Soda
Bahama Bob's Rumstyles
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Turning a Classic to a Rum Ricky
The Rickey is a highball drink made from gin or bourbon, 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 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.
Working from the original bourbon version of the Rickey, here is a very nice version that I was able to create that is very tasty.
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a 12 oz. tumbler filled with fresh ice.