My mum had a knee replacement 2 weeks ago and I went down to have another visit with her on Sunday. My sister is looking after her for the next couple of months at her place. I arrived around 10 and my sister served me this amazing drink, Gin Rickey, yes I know it was a bit early but what the heck you only live once 😀 Mum is taking percocet for pain so the three of us were the 3 happy musketeers, laughing, telling ridiculous stories and laughing some more… by noon we were all ready for a nap 😀 😀 😀
The story goes that the drink was created at Shoemaker’s in Washington D.C., a popular hangout for Congressmen. It was named after Colonel “Joe” Rickey, a lobbyist who died in 1903 and who was known for entertaining elected officials in the area lounges.
•2 ounces gin
•Juice of 1 lime
•Lime wedge for garnish
≈Drink a Gin Rickey,Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈