Awesome DC Official Drink! The Rickey

After 128 years, our politicians finally pulled their head out of their ass and agreed on a legislation to recognize “The Rickey” as the native cocktail of  Washington D.C.  The drink was invented in 1883 at a D.C. bar popular with politicians and reporters where the JW Marriott is located now (14 & Pennsylvania ave). At the time the place called Shoomaker’s saloon. The drink is made with gin or whiskey, lime juice and club soda.

Having been on this side of the Atlantic since March, I can’t wait to get back to DC in September and try out the drink 🙂 Till then, you all enjoy it for me 🙂

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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