1 1/2 oz Pimm's No. 1
1/2 oz Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass with 2 oz soda water. Top with ice, garnish with a lemon twist, and add a straw.
For Loyal Nine's The Walrus and The Carpenter event's cocktail menu, I wanted to do a riff on a Pimm's Cup and figured that I could substitute an herbal liqueur for the cucumber or borage element that makes the drink sing. While I have never had Pimm's No. 1 and Zucca together, I knew that Zucca paired with strawberry notes (which also appear in Pimm's) as well as lemon juice in the King Vittorio's Cobbler. For a drink name, I selected from the narrative poem No Birds to Fly which seemed just surreal enough out of context to work; it does not hurt that there is a Lewis Carroll-inspired song by the Virgin Prunes with that name either.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!