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    Citrus in cocktails

    Im about to harvest my lemons and limes. Im planning on drinking few bourbon sours. Other than that, what are some other cocktail favorites that use lemon and lime (aside from bourbon and coke with lime). Also, in the sour, I know most prefer lemon juice. Anyone ever mix lemon and lime 1:1? If so, results?

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    Re: Citrus in cocktails

    Yes I have and found I prefer them separate.
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    Re: Citrus in cocktails

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Yes I have and found I prefer them separate.
    The whiskey and the lemons?
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    Re: Citrus in cocktails

    The lemon mutes down the lime and the lime overly excites the lemon.
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    Re: Citrus in cocktails

    One of the oldest cocktails is the Rickey, which is now usually called a Bourbon Rickey because the later Gin Rickey has taken over the name. But the original is still great. Known as The Cocktail of Washington DC, it is simply a large shot of bourbon, the juice of 1/2 fresh lime, and plenty of ice. It's really a summer drink, but it won't kill you to have one in the Fall.

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    Re: Citrus in cocktails

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    One of the oldest cocktails is the Rickey, which is now usually called a Bourbon Rickey because the later Gin Rickey has taken over the name. But the original is still great. Known as The Cocktail of Washington DC, it is simply a large shot of bourbon, the juice of 1/2 fresh lime, and plenty of ice. It's really a summer drink, but it won't kill you to have one in the Fall.

    Tim
    Typically the Rickey, with either gin or bourbon, would include a splash of soda water in it. With gin that may be OK although I don't know why you would want to ruin the bourbon/lime marriage by adding the soda water!
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