Note To make the original Vodka Rickey, simply pour 30ml of your preferred vodka into a tall glass, squeeze in two lime wedges, add ice, top up with soda water to taste, and serve. Here's a modern twist on the original. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts of sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stir to dissolve sugar, bring to the boil, then cool. This recipe is a direct submission from Alexx Stuart of Luxury Tastings; we haven't triple-tested it as we do every other recipe we publish in the magazine. Therefore it's intended as a guide only.