Pimm’s Cup

The Pimm`s #1 is old and famous premixed bottled drink which make with gin, herbs and liqueurs. The recipe of this liquor is secret. This beverage was created by James Pimm – the owner of an oyster bar in the City of London, near the Bank of England.

The Pimm’s Cup garnished with strawberry and cucumber (Пиммс Кап украшенный клубникой и спиралью огуречной кожуры)

The Pimm’s Cup is traditional english summer drink. The simple version of Pimm’s Cup is:

The Pimm's Cup (Пиммс Кап)

Pimm’s Cup

45 ml Pimm’s No. 1
Sprite or 7-UP
Build over ice in collins glass. Garnish with herb borage, or cucumber spear and green apple slice.

The Pimm’s Cup is so interesting refreshing drink with great taste of gin and herbs.

Also I try more complex version which I found in very interesting book menu of The Merchant Hotel (Bar Book Vol. II by Sean James Muldoon). The Part 1 and 3 also interesting.

The Pimm's Cup with fresh lemonade garnished with borage (Коктейль Пиммс Кап украшенный бурачником)

Pimm’s Cup (Courtesy of Pimm’s Oyster Bar, London, circa 1840’s)

50 ml Pimm’s No. 1
20 ml fresh lemon juice
10 ml cane syrup
1 coin fresh root ginger
chilled seltzer
Muddle ginger, then add all ingredients except seltzer. Shake hard and strain into an ice-filled cup (glass), then add seltzer.

This version of Pimm’s Cup has more complex and very refreshing taste with great palate of sour-ginger and herbs.

Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is one of the pop-idol of modern age. This cocktail was invented in bar of Aqua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico under the Prohibition.

The authentic Tequila Sunrise Cocktail consist of tequila, fresh lime or lemon juice, grenadine and creme de cassis:

The Tequila Sunrise Cocktail circa 1930 (Коктейль Текила Санрайз)

Tequila Sunrise old-style

45 ml tequila
20 ml fresh lime juice
1-2 tsp. simple syrup (optional)
1 tsp. grenadine
1 tsp. creme de cassis
Shake tequila, juice and syrup and strain into ice-filled collins glass. Slowly pour the mix of grenadine and liqueur. Add soda.

The old-style Tequila Sunrise has bright flavor and palate of tequila with light fruitness. I use one of my 100%-agave tequila – Leyenda del Milagro Silver for this drink.

After Prohibition popular Tequila Sunrise come to the USA. Pragmatic american barman modify the recipe. Creme de cassis was eliminate and the fresh lemonade was change with orange juice. But popularity of this cocktail grow.

Two Tequila Sunrise Cocktail modern style (Два коктейля Текила Санрайз)

Tequila Sunrise

40 ml tequila
120 ml fresh oranje juice
15 ml grenadine
Pour into ice-filled collins glass tequila, juice and add grenadine to create chromatic effect (sunrise), do not stir.

A properly make Tequila Sunrise Cocktail – with good tequila (like Jose Cuervo Classico – one of the best mixto that I taste), fresh pressed orange juice and quality grenadine – is excellent drink. It has so sweet fruit citrus taste with great tequila notes. Fantastic summer drink ever.

The Tequila Sunrise (Текила Санрайз)

Also you may serve your perfect Tequila Sunrise into cocktail glass or champagne-fluite straight up. It is right choice for so strong version with good 100% agave tequila.

The Tequila Sunrise Cocktail (Текила Санрайз в коктейльном бокале)

My choice is so strong version with a little grenadine. This Tequila Sunrise has bright and powerful taste of tequila.