w. b. rickey

Rickey

[rik-ee]
noun
(Wesley) Branch, 1881–1965, U.S. baseball executive.
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rickey (ˈrɪkɪ)
 
n
a cocktail consisting of gin or vodka, lime juice, and soda water, served iced: a gin rickey
 
[C19: of uncertain origin]

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rickey
1895, alcoholic drink made with carbonated water and lime juice, reputedly from the name of a certain Col. Rickey.
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