Skip to comments.DC to declare rickey as city's native cocktail (gin or whiskey - conflicts with Commiecare™?)
Posted on 07/16/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT by Libloather
DC to declare rickey as city's native cocktail
AP Thu, Jul 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's capital is the birthplace of the rickey, a classic cocktail made with gin or whiskey, fresh lime juice and club soda.
On Thursday, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans will join cocktail aficionados to read a proclamation declaring the rickey as Washington's native cocktail and declaring July as rickey month in the district.
The rickey was invented in 1883 at Shoomaker's, a bar once frequented by politicians and journalists. The J.W. Marriott hotel now sits on the Shoomaker's site, across the street from the John A. Wilson Building, D.C.'s city hall.
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Unca Teddy would be proud but will there be lawsuits?
Hmm. Added to the list of stuff to do whilst in our nation’s capital next week: “Have a rickey”.
That speaks volumes about the culture.
This year Arizona designated the Colt Single Action Army Revolver as the official state firearm. Meanwhile, the best DC can come up with is a official Cocktail?
Having seen what they come up with when they make law, I'd prefer that they spend their time this way.
Good name for a bar. The Ricky Tikki Tavern.
New headline: “Officials Drink Official Drink”
Reminds me of when the Wash Bullets were renamed the Wizards as an attempt to change DC’s crime-infested image. Yeah, that worked out really well.
Methadone would probably be the drug they chose to be the native drug.
Many are on it and they get it free.
Fill glass about 3/4 full with chilled club soda (no salt added). Shake in a few drops of phosphoric acid. Briskly stir-in flavoring with a spoon. Add ice.
Phosphoric acid, now frowned upon by nutritionists, is hard to find these days, but is an additive in many soft drinks.
The nonalcoholic Rickey was mentioned in Glenn Miller's 1942 hit Juke Box Saturday Night.
Did Nixon ever order a “trickey rickey”?
It at least got Klansman Byrd excited about basketball until he realized they meant the magician type of wizard.
Just for once I would like to see a city councilman or state representative go into a screaming rant about wasting time on the official goat cheese of the city or state.
It should be The Sloe Screw.
Why not include instructions on how to roll a fag?
I don’t smoke.