Difford's Fruit Cup No.11 (Old Tom gin based)

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Collins
Measuring jigger

Nutrition

255 Calories

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Difford's Fruit Cup No.11 (Old Tom gin based) image

Serve in

Collins

Garnish:

Lemon, orange & strawberry slices, mint sprig & borage

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.

1 fl oz Old Tom gin
1 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
2 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
2 fl oz Thomas Henry Ginger Ale
2 fl oz Coca-Cola
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Our comment:

It's is possible, indeed probable, that the original Pimm's Cup served in the eponymous London bar was in fact based on old tom gin rather than London dry gin. However, while flavoursome, old tom does inherently produce a sweeter style drink compared to when the same recipe is made with dry gin or other base spirits.

History:

Created in June 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

See our Fruit Cups and Pimm's page for more information.

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