Sometimes on the Adventure I’m just kinda flying in the dark. There are lots of drinks that I’m completely unfamiliar with, never heard of and several others that I’m pretty sure people just making up.
Buttery Nipple? I thought they existed, but every time I mention one to a bartender they just roll their eyes. I’m starting to doubt their existence.
Enter the Pimm’s Cup. Apparently a brunch drink. I kinda remember Joe ordering on in the past, but outside of that I’ve never heard of one.
This statement is not meant to shock you, I am the 35yo Alcohol Virgin—what I don’t know already fills many, many books.
Joe and I were having brunch with a good friend from Ohio who was in town visiting the area, we call him Holmok. Since he’s not in the area often, we wanted to take him to one our favorite brunch spots, Founding Farmers.
If you recall, I had my very first brunch drink—and 2nd alcoholic drink ever—at Founding Farmers, a mimosa.
From doing a bit of research, I’ve learned that a Pimm’s Cup can have many variations. But each one seems to always have at least ginger-ale or ginger beer. The one I had contained Pimm’s No 1 (a spiced, flavored liquor), Curacao (a orange’ish flavored liquor), Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, Cucumbers and Mint.
I like almost all of these flavors, but sometimes its like looking at the “suggestions for viewers like you” option on Netflix. From the photo I’m thinking “Yes, this looks like me! Good call Netflix! Good call viewers like me!”
But have you ever watched “Spaced”? British comedy: love it. Office producers: love that. Described as “frequent pop culture references and jokes, eclectic music, and occasional displays of surrealism and non-sequitur humor”: sounds perfect.
But it’s terrible. Really terrible. Dear viewers like me: you lied. You’re dirty liars and I hate you.
So sometimes, hearing so many wonderful flavors in a row makes me nervous. Will be Arrested Development or Spaced? Drinkers like me, don’t fail me now!
You know, it was alright. Had this sweet & sour ginger-ale thing going on, but with a nice crisp kick of alcohol. Kinda vodka’ish, slight warm, caramely burn like whiskey. You could taste the citrus, it was nicely sweet and cold. The beer gave it some sparkle.
It was refreshing, but the ginger gave it a an odd musky finish with a slight heat and lingering spice note. The fun thing about the drink was that drinking it through a straw gave you a bit of a flavor train: ginger, lemon, alcohol, cucumber, ginger finish—in that order, but all in one sip. That was a bit of surprise.
On a side note, I couldn’t taste the mint whatsoever, but that was perfectly fine. It was a nice drink. I didn’t fall in love, but I wouldn’t turn one down again. I don’t know it would be in my favorites list, but it was great to have one.
Oh man, way to make this sound boring, am I right? But that was the thing. It didn’t wow me, it was tasty, but not memorable. Maybe it was that I knew the flavors so well already, so in many ways it was very much what I expected?
It was an unadventurous journey on the Adventure. That’s how I’d put it. Nice, but nothing special. Sorry Pimm. But, if you are a drinker like me, I would suggest you put it in your cue. You won’t be wowed, but you won’t be disappointed.
Like Scrubs. Almost exactly like Scrubs.
PS: Again, if you read my Killian’s Irish Red post, then you know it’s going to be an insane week ahead. Probably going to test my own ability to put out posts in a timely fashion, but we’ll just have to see.
PPS: Yappy Hour!! You + your dog + charity happy hour good times at the Blue Banana = a cannot miss event.