Classic Cocktails
Timeless Drinks After a Round

Whether kicking back at the club after a round or simply hosting a few friends to dine al fresco, these are the sippers that simply say it best. Just as retro is back in fashion this season the hottest drinks are the timeless classics. Stick with the originals and make them authentic—use classic brands and fresh juices and what can go wrong!

Gin and Tonic
When making a gin drink, be sure to use Hendrick’s Gin, a more botanical blend of gin with coriander, orange peel and cucumber. A slice of cucumber adds old fashioned class.
Quick Mix: In an old fashioned glass, pour 2 oz. gin over rocks and top with tonic.

Mint Julep
Best enjoyed during The Derby, this is the true drink of the sultry South. Discover why it has been a classic American cocktail since pre-Prohibition days.
Quick Mix: Muddle one sprig of mint in a double-old fashioned glass and combine with 1 oz. of simple syrup and 2 oz. of bourbon. Stir. Garnish with another sprig, and serve in a silver cup for the authentic touch.

One of Ernest Hemingway’s favorites—enough said. Cuba’s version of the julep leaves nothing to be desired. Envision yourself on the patio at the Copa.
Quick Mix: Muddle one mint sprig with 1 oz. simple syrup and 1 oz. of fresh lime juice in a shaker. Add 1 1/2 oz silver rum, 2 dashes of bitters and shake with ice. Pour over ice into a highball glass and top with club soda. Garnish with mint.

Pimm’s Cup
The signature drink of Wimbledon—what’s more proper than that?
Each year, up to 40,000 pints of Pimm’s Cup No. 1 are sold at the tournament, so get in the game!
Quick Mix: In a highball glass, combine 1 oz. of Pimm’s Cup No. 1, 3 oz. of fresh lemonade, and top with club soda for a light version, lemon-lime soda for a sweeter rendition, or champagne in the traditionalist style. Mix with ice, and garnish with a slice of apple.


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