Definition of rickey
: a drink containing liquor, lime juice, sugar, and soda water; also : a similar drink without liquor
Recent Examples of rickey from the Web
Beyond the Hudy Schooners, the drink menu includes classic cocktails, such as the gin rickey and Manhattan, priced at $6.
Benkert wants Bluebird to be known for its cocktails, which will feature nods to other authors like William Faulkner (mint julep) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (gin rickey).
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.
Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in South Pasadena is a popular place where patrons enjoy nostalgic thirst-quenchers such as cherry rickeys and phosphates.
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Origin and Etymology of rickey
probably from the name Rickey
First Known Use: 1890See Words from the same year
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