The story goes that the drink was created at Shoemaker's in Washington D.C., a popular hangout for Congressmen. It was named after Colonel "Joe" Rickey, a lobbyist who died in 1903 and who was known for entertaining elected officials in the area lounges.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Pour the gin and lime juice over the ice.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.