Bourbon Rickey

Bourbon Rickey
There are many measures for leaving your mark on this world. Some are subjective, but others—like changing history to the point that a monument is named after you—are undeniable. Colonel Joe Rickey didn’t get a monument in his hometown of Washington, D.C., but he did receive a cocktail. And, as far as drinking legend is concerned, that’s just as good.
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • ½ lime, freshly squeezed
  • Sparkling water, to top
  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop it in.
  3. Add the bourbon and fill with sparkling water.
  4. Stir briefly to combine.