Summer is almost over, but that doesn't mean you can't have a drink on the balcony with friends and soaking the late afternoon sun rays. But a drink isn't just a drink and done right, even the simplest of drinks can be taken to the next level. We're here to tell you what to serve the next time you have guests over.
Pimm's is an English brand of gin-based fruit cup but may also be considered a liqueur or the basis of a sling or punch. The easiest drink to make, and the easiest to enjoy on a sunny day.
200 ml. Pimm’s No.1
600 ml. lemonade
Cut the oranges, cucumbers, and strawberries in slices. Fill up a pitcher with ice and the fruit slices. Add Pimm’s and lemonade, stir, et voilà.
Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to create cucumber peels instead of cutting thick slices. It looks more delicate.
2. Papa Doble – Hemingway Special Daiquiri
According to history, Hemingway visited a bar in Havana and was served a classic Frozen Daiquiri, to which he responded: “That’s good, but I prefer it without sugar and with double rum”. With that said, the Hemingway Special was born. Twice the size and twice as strong as an ordinary, but just as delicious.
90 ml. light Cuban rum
5 ml. Maraschino liqueur
30 ml. grapefruit juice
15 ml. lime juice
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and add crushed ice. Blend for 5 seconds, or until the consistency is smooth and even. Pour the drink into a double martini glass for the full Hemingway experience.
3. The all-time classic, the good old Gin & Tonic, with a twist.
Everyone has made a G&T at least once in their life, and everyone can agree, that it’s a drink that never goes out of style. But we like a challenge, and with only a few added things, you can elevate the drink to new heights, and highlight the bitterness or the freshness of the drink.
If you were to ask us, we’d say that we’re already quite sweet here at the office, and therefore we want to add some acidity to our G&T, to give it some freshness.
4 cl. gin (we recommend the Monkey 47 gin)
10 cl. tonic
Slices from a green apple
Mix the two liquids and add two slices of apple and ice cubes. Then garnish the drink with the thyme in a way that makes it possible to drink out of the glass, but also makes it look fancy.