The Rickey: DC's Official Cocktail

The rickey was recently named DC's official cocktail. (Read the story here.)

Here's how to mix one up at home.

The Rickey
recipe courtesy Derek Brown

1. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into a highball glass. Drop the lime shell in the glass.

2. Add 2 ounces of gin or bourbon

3. Fill the glass with ice.

4. Top the glass with sparkling mineral or soda water.

Photo courtesy JW Marriott