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Vodka Rickey

Unlike the Gin Rickey, the inventor of the vodka version is unknown, but this mixture of cool, triple-distilled vodka with a balancing lime juice and sugar syrup, then topped with soda is a classic sweet-sour mix that has stood the test of time.

Ingredients

Serves:

1

  • 50mlVodka

  • 17mlLime Juice

  • 10mlSugar Syrup

  • 90mlSoda Water

  • 11 piece Lime

0.2 units of alcohol per serve

Equipment

  • 1 x Tall glass

  • 1 x Jigger

  • 1 x Knife

  • 1 x Chopping Board

  • 1 x Ice

Method

  • Ice

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  • Pour

    Using a jigger, pour 50ml vodka, 17.5ml lime juice and 10ml sugar syrup into a the shaker.

  • Mix

    Shake the mixture vigorously until the surface of the cocktail shaker feels chilled.
    Strain the drink with a cocktail strainer into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Pour in 90ml soda water to top up.

  • Garnish

    With a chopping board and sharp knife, cut a twist of lime peel and place over the edge of the glass to garnish.

  • Grab a bite

    Get some grub in before or while you’re drinking – it slows alcohol absorption.

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