Sunday, August 21, 2016

Not At Sunset Cocktail: Dread Pirate Pimms

1 1/2 oz. Cruzan Blackstrap Rum
1 oz. Pimm’s #1
a few Meyer Lemon Slices
a few Cucumber Slices
Crabbie's Ginger Beer

Gently muddle a cucumber and a lemon slice in a chilled highball glass. Stir in Rum and Pimm's. Fill with crushed ice and the rest of the Lemon and Cucumber slices, then top with Ginger Beer. Give it a quick, final stir and garnish with a Lemon Twist.

More joy for the hot weather while I planned to be out on the deck making things. Unfortunately, just after I got started, we seem to have lost power in the whole area. And I just cooked a shitload of food for the week. Hopefully it won't be out too long. At least today the heat has been almost bearable so far, though I'd love to be able to shower at the moment. I'm kinda sweaty and covered in cardboardy sawdust.

The first Pimm's Cup I ever had was at The Pirate's Ally in NOLA. It was on a typical blisteringly hot day and the cocktail instantly relieved any discomfort the weather dolled out. This is an homage to that, with some Rum making it more Piratey.

One thing I did do with this was plan ahead a little when making the drink. I took the lemon peel for the garnish from the topmost of the lemon, then took a slice from where I took the peel from. I then cut away the pith of that slice to use as the initial piece of muddling lemon to keep from muddling any pith. I have no ide if that affected the cocktail at all, but it made me feel brainy.

I gave this cocktail its own page