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  • Winter

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Citrus press
    • Tall/Collins glass

    Blood Orange Rickey

    As crisp and colorful as a winter sunset.

    • 1 1/2 ounces gin
    • Juice of 1 pressed blood orange (approximately 2 ounces)
    • Juice of 1/2 a pressed lime
    • Club soda
    • Blood orange slice (for garnish)

    To mixing glass, add gin, blood orange juice, and lime juice. Add ice to tin. Shake well. Strain into ice-filled tall glass. Top with club soda.

    Garnish with a blood orange slice.

    On an extremely hot, muggy day in 1890, a barman at the Washington, DC bar Shoemaker’s made a new drink by simply squeezing lime into a glass of gin and adding soda from a siphon. Colonel Rickey, an English officer and lobbyist, was the first patron to try it; he enjoyed it so much, he asked for seconds. The barman named the drink the Gin Rickey, and its ingredients remain gin, fresh lime, and soda to this day.

    Winter

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Citrus press
    • Tall/Collins glass

Copyright © 2008, 2014 by Bridget Albert, Mary Barranco All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without express written permission from the publisher. Cocktail photographs copyright © 2008 by Tim Turner. Author photographs by Larry Fox.

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