December 10, 2017 Advent with SusieJ

Lime Ricky

So, you don't like lemon. Or you've run out of them. Do you like lime? The gin rickey is, at its most basic, a Tom Collins made with lime rather than lemon, and just as tasty and refreshing.

  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • club soda

Shake over ice, pour into a Collins or other tall glass and top with club soda.

The Lime Jakob non-alcoholic version is 1 1/2 ounces of lime juice with 2 ounces of simple syrup over ice and topped with club soda.

[Two tall cocktails, one garnished with a wheel of lemon, one with a wheel of lime; copyright 2017 Jorj F. Bauer, all rights reserved]