TDN Pimm’s Wrap-Up

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TDN Pimm’s

Who knew there were so many tasty libations with Pimm’s that didn’t have the word “cup” in the name? The whole assault of cocktails is on twitter, but take a gander at some of the highlights:

The Cocktails

Winter Temptation

  • 1 1/2oz bourbon
  • 1/2oz Pimm’s
  • 1 1/2oz lemon
  • 1oz simple syrup
  • 12 slices Apple
  • 1 dash Fee’s whiskey barrel-aged bitters
  • 4oz ginger beer, to top

Muddle the apple slices with the lemon and simple syrup. Filled with cracked ice, the spirits and bitters and shake like snow falling off a Christmas tree. Strain into a rocks glass and top with the ginger beer.

Chris from An Exercise in Hospitality

PIMMento Smash

  • 2oz white Cuban rum
  • 1/2oz Pimm’s
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1t sugar
  • mint, for muddling and garnish
  • 1/4oz pimento dram
  • 5 dashes cherry bitters
  • ginger beer, to top

Muddle mint with lime, sugar, Pimm’s, cherry bitters, and pimento dram. Add the rum with glee, fill with crushed ice, and shake. Donate to a mug of perfection and drop in some fizzy ginger beer.


Jamaican Sunburn

  • 2oz Pimm’s
  • 1/2oz vanilla syrup
  • 1/4oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2oz ginger beer, floated
  • 3/4oz Wray and Nephew Overproof rum, floated

Shake with crushed ice, pour with speed into a tall glass, and float the ginger beer and then the rum. Dip in a straw and stir if you dare.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin

Swiss Tennis Match

    2oz Pimm’s

  • 1oz Swedish Punsch
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 3/4oz honey syrup
  • 1/4oz dark rum, drizzled
  • seltzer, to top

Build in a tall, translucent glass so you can see the happy rum seep through the drink.

Gabe from cocktailnerd


  • 3/4oz gin
  • 1/2oz apricot brandy
  • 1/2oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2oz Pimm’s
  • 1/4oz maraschino liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into a proper cocktail glass.


Order of Serafim

  • 2oz Pimm’s
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • 1oz Swedish punsch
  • lemon soda water, to top

Build all this loveliness in a glass and savor.

Stevi from Two At The Most

Evergreen Queen

  • 1oz cacha├ža
  • 1oz Pimm’s
  • 1/2oz apfelkorn
  • 1/2oz agave syrup
  • 2 dashes zirbenz pine liqueur
  • 3 dashes cherry bitters
  • 1 dash old-fashioned bitters

Shake with snow taken off a pine tree and stain into a chilled, upstanding glass.

Craig from Dr. Bamboo

Quotes (from the past few weeks)

[oysterschnapps] I keep the jwray in the basement with the other solvents.

[cocktailnerd] I think it’s like kissing Sazerac’s cute niece. [describing the Cocktail a la Louisiane]

[Dr. Bamboo] I love that I’m in a chat room where both andouille and a Snow Crash reference got made within minutes of each other.

KP Question

  • Has anyone else used Zirbenz? In what?

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