Bourbon Rickey Recipe
Brown Derby Cocktail
The Bourbon Rickey is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. Originating in Kentucky in the late 1800s, it was initially made with bourbon, sugar, lime juice, and water.
Over time, this drink became synonymous with sophistication and style, having been popularized at the Kentucky Derby in particular. Despite its popularity throughout much of history, the Bourbon Rickey was ultimately overshadowed by its gin variant known as the Gin Rickey.
Nevertheless, both drinks share a rich history and have come to define cocktail culture as we know it today.
½ 1oz. Bourbon
½ Lime, freshly squeezed
Sparkling water to top
Fill a highball glass with ice.
Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop it in.
Add the bourbon and fill it with sparkling water.
Stir briefly to combine.