Tommy Noble

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
Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.


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.

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About Will Herman (102 Posts)

I don't know what it takes to become a professional mixologist, but I'm going to night school at my own home bar to achieve that status. For now, I'm an amateur cocktail creator who enjoys learning about new drinks and rediscovering the classics.

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