Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 (gin based & Pimm's Cup-like)

Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 (gin based & Pimm's Cup-like) image

Serve in

Collins glass...
1 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 fl oz Pierre Ferrand Curacao
1 fl oz Martini Rosso vermouth
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 fl oz Ginger ale
2 fl oz Coca-Cola
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How to make:

POUR all ingredients into glass. Half fill glass with ice. Add a citrus slice and a couple of mint leaves from garnish before filling to brim with ice. Finish with rest of garnish.

Garnish:

Lemon, orange & strawberry slices, mint sprig & borage in drink

Comment:

This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm’s Cup but with the punch and fullness of flavour reminiscent of distant decades when Pimm’s No.1 carried a full 9% more alc./vol. that it does today. Predictably, my version is a good deal boozier. If you find too boozy for a summer's afternoon then knock each of the first 3 ingredients a tad (1/4oz / 7.5ml) and add a splash more (1/2oz / 15ml) to the last 2 ingredients.

About:

Created in 2011 by yours truly (Simon Difford) in an attempt to improve on a Pimm's Cup.

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