Sunday, October 21, 2018

amped-up pimm's cup

1 oz Pimm's No. 1
1 oz Beefeater Gin
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
3 leaf Mint
1 Strawberry
1 slice Cucumber

Muddle the mint, strawberry, and cucumber in a shaker tin. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice, and double strain into a Collins glass with ice. Top with 2 oz ginger beer (Reed's) and garnish with a cucumber slice, lemon wheel, mint sprig, and half a strawberry.

Two Sundays ago after having a large dinner at Vee Vee, I sought out a ginger beer drink to settle the stomach. My search led me to Carey Jones' Brooklyn Bartender where there was a ginger beer variation in the Pimm's Cup section (where I found the Wire + String) called the Amped-Up Pimm's Cup; despite Jones attributing the rest of the drinks to individual bars and bartenders across Brooklyn, this one lacked any information so perhaps it was the author's contribution to the borough's tapestry. I was also excited that the recipe would provide a fourth use of my strawberry purchase.
The Amped-Up Pimm's Cup donated strawberry, cucumber, and mint notes to the nose. Next, a carbonated berry sip slid into gin, ginger, cucumber, and mint flavors on the swallow.


feoh said...

This sounds totally amazing! I wonder if the cucumber-y flavor of Hendricks would work as well?

frederic said...

I'm sure it would. Although you are already adding cucumber flavor through muddling, but the additional notes would work quite well.