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 Ma’am Sir will include cocktails inspired by egg creams, brown cows and lime rickeys. Los Angeles Times, "Straight outta Hokkaido, Baked Cheese Tart sets up shop in Century City," 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, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018 Watch a bartender make the strawberry-rhubarb rickey below. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 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, "You Can Spend the Night at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Former Home in Montgomery," 14 Feb. 2018 The swanky 1920s art deco haven beckons with gin rickeys and mint juleps. Marlise Kast-myers, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Long haul to Alaska," 20 July 2017 Divide the rhubarb rickey mixture among the glasses and serve right away. Special To The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "5 early spring ingredients, 15 easy ways to use them," 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, "Millers & Rossi Art Gallery and Speakeasy opens in RiNo on Friday," 13 Apr. 2017 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). Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "Literary-minded Bluebird Cocktail Room to soon open in Hampden," 9 May 2017

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rickey. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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