Cocktail Classics: Gin Rickey

Classic Gin Rickey Cocktail Shooters By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & baking Tutorials Tv Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Recipes Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Party Menu Pastry Chef Birmingham Alabama Writer Food StylistCocktail Classics

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Gin Rickey

Signature cocktails are a lovely way to get celebrations underway so when the weather is warm, it’s important to choose something cool & refreshing. The original Gin Rickey was created & served at Shoomaker’s in Washington, DC in the late 1800’s. It’s a straightforward recipe prepared in a highball glass over ice consisting of only three ingredients– gin, freshly squeezed lime juice & seltzer water while some versions include a little sugar or simple syrup. Tasting portions give guests the opportunity to sample them even when personal preferences may range from from craft beer to wine & they can be paired beautifully with appetizers to promote lively conversation. Learn how to make Classic Gin Rickey Shooters & plan to offer them throughout the summer months when casual gatherings are in order. 

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makes 6 tasting servings

2 ounces chilled gin 
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
3/4 cup chilled club soda
Garnish: Lime wedges

Combine the gin, the lime juice & the ice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously 30 seconds. Strain the mixture into a glass measuring cup with a sharp spout. Stir in the club soda. Pour the cocktail into 6 standard shot glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.

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How To Juice Fresh Limes

Limes can be used in both sweet & savory foods pairing well with just about anything making them extremely versatile. When choosing them from produce bins, select fruit with a bright, uniform color. Pick them up & gently press them in your hand. They should feel firm with a slight give to them. If the zest is desired, take care of that task first by running the outer portion over a microplane grater, then slice the limes in half for juicing. Extracting it is simple when the correct tool is used.

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The Technique

 When fresh lime juice is needed for recipe applications, it’s important to have the right device that will release every bit. A glass juicer where the reamer is set over a small bowl to collect the juice can be used or my preferred choice is a lime press. These valuable tools are generally coated with a non-reactive finish to prevent the acid from producing off flavors. Citrus halves can be placed in the custom fit compartment then the handles pressed together to extract the juice over a small bowl. It’s efficient enough to press every bit of juice quickly. Once the task is complete, the pulp & seeds, if any, will be left behind. Simply remove the used lime halves & discard them. Before adding the juice to recipe applications, pour it through a small fine wire mesh sieve to collect any seeds or unwanted bits of pulp that may be in the bowl.

The Tune
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