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Day 90, Cocktail 92

Another warm day in Milwaukee, another great pool day!  I definately needed somthing cool and refreshing, and I still need to use up all those cucumbers growing in the garden!  The inspiration for today’s cocktail is from a drink I had several years ago at the Hi Hat in Milwaukee’s Eastside.  That particular cocktail muddled cucumber, orange, lime and maybe lemon with St. Germain, Hendricks and topped with tonic water. 

I initially set about to basically do the same thing, but started looking through the cabinet with all the liqueurs.  Pimm’s is also a pretty good match for cucumber, so I started messing around a bit with proportions  Here is what I came up with.

  Tangerine Dream

  • 1-1/2 oz Bombay gin
  • 1/2 oz Pimm’s No. 1
  • dash of Agnosturo bitters
  • 2 cucumber slices (about 1/8″ thick)
  • 2 lime slices (about 1/8″ thick)
  • 2 tangerine slices (about 1/8″ thick)
  • Tonic water

In a mixing glass muddle the cucumber, lime and tangerine slices with the Pimm’s and Agnosturo bitters.  Pour into a large collins glass or pint glass.  Add 5-6 ice cubes, gin and tonic water and stir to mix.  Garnish with a tangerine wedge.

I truly enjoyed this cocktail.  The Pimm’s added just a hint syrupy and herbal flavor that balanced well with the citrus and cucumber.  The tonic water lightened this up enough to make it perfect for a warm summer day.

Cheers!

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