August 29, 2010 (Day 211) — Pimm’s Cider
We’ve done a lot on Crispin Cider lately. But how about their sister brand, Fox Barrel? Fox Barrel takes a little more round about approach to cider, including the unbelievably excellent Fox Barrel Pear and delightfully odd Black Currant cider.
Tonight, we’ll make an interesting original called the Pimm’s Cider that I just kind of threw together. I was very pleased with the results, although this is much more of a heat-of-the-summer drink that the dying days of summer, blossoming days of fall kind of drink.
1.5 oz Pimm’s No. 1
1 oz gin
Fox Barrel Black Currant Cider to top
3 raspberries for garnish
In a highball glass filled with ice, pour your Pimm’s and gin. Stir until cold, then top with your Fox Barrel. Stir once more, then top. Garnish with raspberries.
Very bright, very flavorful. It almost tastes like a wine. Because the Pimm’s is a gin-based liquor, it goes well with the straight gin. The Black Currant cider adds a nice, almost beer like quality on the end. Once the raspberries soak, you have some excellent booze berries to eat. A solid choice! Again, I would say this probably fits more in with hot summer than fall.