Blackberry Rickey Cocktail

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

The classic Rickey cocktail is made from either gin or bourbon with a squeezed lime and topped with a carbonated water. Little or no sugar is added to the cocktail. Originally this cocktail was created with bourbon, by bartender George A. Williamson in the 1880s. A decade later it became a worldwide sensation when bourbon was replaced by gin. This version includes macerated blackberries with sugar. I think it adds a nice splash of deep red color and an earthy flavor to this classic cocktail.

Blackberry Rickey
  1. 2 oz Gin
  2. 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  3. 1 tsp of Sugar
  4. Pinch of mint
  5. 4 Blackberries
  6. Seltzer water (or any other sparkling drink)
  1. Put blackberries in the glass, add sugar and gin and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add mint and muddle it with blackberries.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

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