Named for the failed British boxer by a bartender at the now closed B Side Lounge in Cambridge, MA – what does that tell you about this drink? Failed boxer, closed bar . . . It’s actually quite good with a sweet and sour taste (not bitter, but sour) that you don’t find in many other drinks.
- 1 1/4 oz Plymouth Gin
- 1 1/4 oz Pimm’s No. 1
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
We haven’t talked about Pimm’s No. 1 much, but it’s based on Gin with an herbal and citrus flavor. It’s often served over ice by itself. I don’t like it that much straight up. In cocktails, though, it adds some interesting flavors.
I use simple syrup to cut sour cocktails a bit. It’s just 50/50 water and sugar. While it’s easy to make yourself, it’s cheap to buy. I don’t use much, but it’s worth having a small bottle around when you find a recipe too tart.