#DOTW: Eastside Rickey

It’s time to have a refreshing cocktail! Here in New York City, the Memorial Day weekend was rained out, and it was pretty chilly out, so most of us weren’t able to BBQ or have drinks in our backyards. So, we’ll make up for that this weekend. The Eastside Rickey is super refreshing and perfect for a warm spring day or evening. I personally love gin, this cocktail is totally me. However, if you don’t like the taste of it, it is easily replaced with vodka or tequila blanco. You will love it!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Beefeater Dry Gin
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 6 mint leaves

In a cocktail shaker muddle 2 slices of cucumber and 5 mint leaves. Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup with ice, and shake well. drain into a tall glass. Add a slice of cucumber and a mint leaf as garnish.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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