Mesona Pimm's Cup
Created and marketed as a tonic to aid in digestion, Pimm's Cup became a popular drink for its bright flavors and use of fresh fruits, cucumbers and herbs. Our friends @mumblecity, @jolynyao and @twamilton created this clever twist on the Pimm’s Cup by incorporating Mesona (Grass Jelly Herb), which is also known for its medicinal properties. It adds a layer of minty, smoky flavor, complimenting Pimm’s cinnamon and licorice. Top the drink off with some sparkling water and it’s a low-proof cocktail that can be enjoyed as an aperitif.
Mesona Pimm's Cup by Jolyn Yao, Callan Berry, and Michael Christensen
- 2 oz Pimm’s no. 1
- ½ oz lemon juice
- 1.5 oz mesona (grass jelly) tea (recommend the 8 hour steep)
- ½ oz simple syrup
- Mix everything in a glass with ice, top with sparkling water. Garnish with a generous amount of cucumber, mint and strawberry (if available). The garnish is very important here.
Recipe by: Jolyn Yao, Callan Berry, and Michael Christensen
Styling by: Off Hour Studio