East 8 Rickey
The Rickey is a classic Highball variation originally created for the Missouri born Democratic Lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey, whilst at Shoomaker’s bar in Washington DC in the 1880s. It was simple but refreshing mix of Rye, Soda and Lime but the drink really became a classic when the Rye was substituted for Gin shortly after.
Over a century later, our head cocktail curator Neil Donachie presents his spin on the classic, inspired by the East 8 Hold-up cocktail, with the addition of Aperol and the delicious fruitiness of raspberry and passionfruit.
The original East 8 Hold-up was created In 2010 by Kevin Armstrong at Milk & Honey, London. The name comes from the part of London where Kevin lived, E8, before it’s more recent gentrification!
35ml Wheatley Vodka
- 25ml fresh lime juice
- 10ml raspberry syrup
- 10ml Aperol
- 5ml passionfruit syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients (excl soda water) and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into a highball glass
Top with soda water
Garnish with a slice of orange