This is a good Rickey to imbibe as you head into the fall. Instead of citrus and botanical flavors, this cocktail by Katie Astrauskas at Chicago’s GreenRiver relies on a base of genever, the juniper-based ancestor to gin that’s popular in the Netherlands. “This fall take on the classic Gin Rickey, with a malty genever base, is the perfect tall drink for brisk weather,” says Astrauskas.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass.
Top with the soda water.
Garnish with a lime wheel and freshly grated nutmeg.
*Cinnamon syrup: Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup boiling water, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add 5 cinnamon sticks, remove from heat, and let sit for 2 hours. Pour into a jar, and let cool. Keeps refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.