#1: Gin Rickey/Ginger Mickey

Let's begin with the Gin Rickey, a classic cocktail staple that every guy should have in his repertoire. The ingredients are simple, the prep is straightforward, and you don't have to be a gin lover to appreciate the nuances of this refreshing citrusy treat. It's great after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day, or for a light mid-afternoon restorative after putting the kids down for a nap. 

The Gin Rickey 

2 oz gin 

1 oz lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

club soda

Add first three ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice, shake briefly to combine; pour into collins glass with large ice cubes and top with club soda. 

Parents: Gin Rickey with Prairie Organic Gin

Parents: Gin Rickey with Prairie Organic Gin


 

The Ginger Mickey

1 oz lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

1/tsp grated ginger 

club soda

Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously. Strain into small cup, top with club soda. Serve with bendy straw and lime wedge.

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