This Gin Rickey Recipe is the less sweet lower calorie version of the Gin and Tonic you love! It’s a delicious simple cocktail that you could make so many different variations of.
I love all my cocktails, I do. They’re my babies and it’s unfair of me to play favorites. But if I had to name one that ranks slightly above the rest, these days this Gin Rickey Recipe might just be it! Shhhh, don’t tell the other cocktails. Gin Rickey (or Gin Ricky as it’s sometimes spelled) has that delectable sweet-but-not-too-sweet flavor that makes the perfect (and dare I say favorite?) drink go down smoothly.
GIN AND TONIC VS. GIN RICKEY
Like I said, I hate pitting cocktails against each other, because my glorious Gin and Tonic recipe never hurt anybody. But if you’re counting those pesky calories, you will love this Gin Rickey recipe. Instead of using sweetened lime juice and tonic water like in the Gin and Tonic, this recipe uses unsweetened lime juice and club soda. Trust me, the flavor will still knock your socks off! If you’re looking for more lower calorie cocktails, try my Easy Skinny Mojitos or this tangy Skinny Grapefruit Margarita.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE A GIN RICKEY RECIPE?
This low-cal cocktail comes together in just three simple ingredients:
- Gin (I love using Bombay Saphire…also delicious in this Cucumber Lemon Gin and Tonic and this Gin Fizz)
- Lime juice (either freshly squeezed or from a bottle)
- Chilled club soda
GIN RICKEY VARIATIONS
With a recipe as simple as this, you can dress up your Gin Rickey a million different ways. This Raspberry Gin Rickey or Watermelon Gin Rickey are delicious! Use your imagination and add any flavor you like. The more Gin Rickeys in this world, the better.
HOW TO MAKE A GIN RICKEY
Gin Rickey Recipe
- 2 ounces gin I love Bombay Saphire
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 3 ounces club soda chilled
- Combine the gin and lime juice in a high ball glass filled with ice.
- Top with club soda. Stir to combine.