This post is dedicated to my dear friend Scott who stayed up late with me on Friday night, helping me concoct the tastiest possible signature drink for my upcoming wedding. I was on the hunt for something refreshing, slightly sweet, and mighty tasty.
Scott recommended recreating a beverage he tried at a local D.C. bar, something the bartender crafted based on the concept of a Gin Rickey. A Gin Rickey consists of gin, soda and lime on ice. What we created in my kitchen in the wee hours of the night (“wee hours” being 11pm) was so much better. I’m getting thirsty just thinking about it.
Over ice, pour one part gin and two parts ginger ale. I recommend spicy Blenheim ginger ale for flavor and zip.
Then add a dash or two of bitters.
Do not skip this step! Just a drop of bitters goes a very long way. It gives the drink extra depth and spice- sort of like baking with cinnamon. Good stuff. Not to be underestimated.
Next, add about half a lime. Of course, a bit more never hurts.
Mix well and sip.
Ahhh. Refreshing. Nothing says summer like ice cold ginger ale and lime.
In the end, I’m still undecided on the signature drink for the wedding. This Ginger Rickey was delicious, but not everyone is a huge fan of gin (including yours truly). If you have wedding cocktail suggestions, I’d love to read them in the comments below!
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