(n.) This variation on the fizz was said to have been created by Joe Rickey, a lobbyist from Missouri who moved to the nation’s capital in the late-19th century and began requesting whiskey-based drinks sans sugar from local bars. The drink was a hit and soon found nation-wide popularity, so much so that Rickey eventually got into the drinks business himself, selling soda water. The template works equally well with other spirits, perhaps most famously with gin.