The idea of making the Rickey came to bartender George A. Williamson in 1880 at Shoomaker's Bar in Washington DC when he saw Colonel Joe Rickey squeeze half of a lime into his whisky and soda and drop in the glass. The Gin Rickey came to live in 1882 with this recipe from Harry Johnson's Bartenders Manual.

• 6 cl. Old English Gin
• The juice of two limes
• Club soda

Instructions: Fill a tall glass with ice and half a lime. Add gin and limejuice and top with club soda. Serve with a spoon.