rick·​ey | \ ˈri-kē How to pronounce rickey (audio) \
plural rickeys

Definition of rickey

: a drink containing liquor, lime juice, sugar, and soda water also : a similar drink without liquor

Examples of rickey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Utah gin maker sells three canned cocktails under the Desolation Distilling Brand including a Moscow mule, a gin rickey and a gin and tonic. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2021 Ma’am Sir will include cocktails inspired by egg creams, brown cows and lime rickeys. Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2019 The cocktail menu is just as mouthwatering, with specialty drinks like a Caribbean old fashioned, a summer G&T that includes lavender syrup and elderflower liqueur, and a strawberry-rhubarb rickey, among other refreshing options. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, 26 June 2018 Watch a bartender make the strawberry-rhubarb rickey below. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, 26 June 2018 In the time being, to indulge in a little wanderlust, mix up a gin rickey (the author's favorite drink), and see photos of the apartment below. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 14 Feb. 2018 The swanky 1920s art deco haven beckons with gin rickeys and mint juleps. Marlise Kast-myers, sandiegouniontribune.com, 20 July 2017 Divide the rhubarb rickey mixture among the glasses and serve right away. Special To The Washington Post, The Denver Post, 4 Apr. 2017 That’s probably why the Prohibition era was one of the most exciting times for cocktails, with underground speakeasies mixing up now-iconic drinks like the gin rickey, old fashioned and sidecar. Allyson Reedy, The Know, 13 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of rickey

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rickey

probably from the name Rickey

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“Rickey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rickey. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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