Coco-Lime Spritz was first invented in the 1920s at the King Cole Bar in New York. The bar was named after its owner, Henry King. This cocktail has an interesting history as it changed names many times over the years. In 1939 it was renamed to "Lime Rickey" which was a much easier name to say and remember for customers at bars and restaurants.
The drink starts with the base of gin, which is then mixed with lime juice, syrup and club soda along with some ice cubes. The original recipe also had dashes of lemon extract but this ingredient is not included anymore due to its availability issues. It is a delicious and refreshing drink that is perfect for your next dinner party. If you're looking for a new way to add some flare to your entertaining, this recipe will be the perfect addition.
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1½ ounces coconut rum
Lime wedges for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and coconut rum.
2. Add the ice and shake to chill.
3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
4. Top with the club soda and stir.
5. Garnish with a lime wedge.