- a drink made with lime juice, carbonated water, and gin or other liquor.
Origin of rickey
- (Wesley) Branch,1881–1965, U.S. baseball executive.
Examples from the Web for rickey
Contemporary Examples of rickey
One of those is Rickey Williams, the most recent Chicagaoan to file suit.I Was Beaten By Chicago’s Dirtiest Cop, Lawsuit Contends
September 16, 2014
In other words, Rickey Minor knows his stuff, Idol-related or otherwise.‘American Idol’ Bandleader Rickey Minor on His Favorite Performance and What It Takes to Win
May 20, 2014
(Branch) Rickey selected Jackie because he knew he could withstand the guff.Playing Pinochle and Breaking Barriers With Jackie Robinson
March 30, 2014
Historical Examples of rickey
"Rickey" had called a messenger boy and sent him out for a geography.
Rickey, tossing her short hair back from her freckled face, came toward them.
Let us all rise,” continued Rickey, unmoved, “and sing Kingdom Coming.
An hour later, "Rickey" Hoff was sleeping the sleep of utter exhaustion in camp.
But the Swede attempted to steal on the first pitch to Rickey, and Sommers threw him out.Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager
Burt L. Standish
- a cocktail consisting of gin or vodka, lime juice, and soda water, served iceda gin rickey
Word Origin for rickey
Word Origin and History for rickey
alcoholic drink made with carbonated water and lime juice, 1895; reputedly from the name of "Colonel" Joseph K. Rickey (1842-1903), Democrat, of Callaway County, Missouri, U.S., lobbyist and wire-puller, who is said to have concocted it to entertain political friends.
And as long as there is thirst and limes, or lemons and gin, so long will the Honorable Joe Rickey be remembered in Missouri and his famous beverage tickle the palates of discriminating citizens. A hundred summers hence Joe Rickey will be called and Champ Clark and DeArmond forgotten. ["The Conservative," Nebraska City, Neb., July 6, 1899.]