F. Scott Fitzgerald: Gin Rickey Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tender is the Night to name a few, had a true passion for gin. It is rumored that he believed that you could not detect the smell of gin on one’s breath. He loved the refreshing taste of the Gin Rickey so much that his most prolific character, Jay Gatsby, shared Fitzgerald’s fondness within the pages of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald once said “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” So let the Gin Rickey take you to a place of refreshing bliss.


Gin Rickey

2 oz Gin

Juice of 1 Lime

Club Soda

Lime Wedge for garnish


Pour gin and lime juice into collins glass. Fill glass with ice. Give it a stir with a bar spoon. Fill with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

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