What could be better than the refreshing taste of a high quality vodka and the citrusy bite of fresh lime juice? Nothing, so put them together with some club soda and make a perfect Vodka Rickey.
What is a Vodka Rickey?
If you’re at all familiar with the Rickey family of drinks you know they are essentially lime juice, club soda, and your liquor of choice. We add vodka to the family that already includes the Gin Rickey and the Bourbon Rickey.
The history of the Rickey drinks goes back to the late 1800s in a small bar in Washington DC named Shoomaker’s. The story says that a lobbyist name Colonel Joe Rickey would always request the bartender, George Williamson, make him a drink with lime juice and soda water.
Rickey’s preference was actually the Bourbon Rickey. But the Gin Rickey has gained the most popularity and has also spurned some offshoots like this recipe, the Vodka Rickey cocktail.
Let’s learn how to make one, shall we?
How to make this drink:
This is super easy to make. All you need to get started is a highball glass and some ice.
Fill your highball glass with ice.
Pour in 2 oz of your favorite vodka.
Squeeze half a lime into the glass with the vodka. You can also substitute half an ounce of lime juice, if you like.
Fill the rest of the glass with soda water. This is usually around 4 oz.
Use a bar spoon to stir and enjoy!
Throw another lime wedge on the glass for a garnish or some extra citrus punch!
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- (Optional) Mixing tumbler
- 2 oz vodka
- 4 oz club soda/soda water
- ½ oz of lime juice about ½ a lime
- 1 lime wedge garnish
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of vodka
- Add ½ oz of lime juice (about ½ a lime)
- Top off with soda water (approximately 4 oz)
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with lime wedge