Camp Cocktail: Wren’s Cup
This tasty beverage was made for summer-sipping while you soak up some sun, or possibly the occasional fog patch if you’re here in San Francisco. The “Wrens Cup” is an original recipe from our friends and local camp cocktail gurus, Wild Craft. It’s a stiff riff on the ever-refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail which is English in origin and as it so happens, the traditional drink of Wimbledon, the infamous tennis tournament.
Pimm’s Original No.1 has been around since the 1840’s, and with good reason. It’s a gin-based liqueur containing a laundry list of secret ingredients that layers delicate herbs, spices and citrus. Since Pimm’s already contains gin…the pros at Wild Craft decided to add more!
Traditionally, a Pimm’s Cup contains lemonade but this new version swaps it out for Ginger Beer for a noticeably spicier kick. The whole thing is topped off with sweet strawberries, cucumbers, and wild mint for a herbaceous fruity cocktail with a kick!
Though the “Wren’s Cup” can certainly still be enjoyed at a rousing tennis match, we recommend kicking back with it on your next beach hangout or camp out.
Learn more about Wild Craft HERE!
Bonus: this cocktail is a “built drink” which simply means you just pour everything into the glass from which you are drinking it (building the drink in the glass). Therefore, there is no stirring or shaking necessary. Just pour and enjoy!
AT A GLANCE
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail (but we suggest multiplying by the number of people at camp to make a big ol’ jug full)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: <10 minutes
- 2oz Pimm’s No.1
- 1oz Gin (we suggest St. George Botanivoire)
- Fill with Q Ginger Beer (about 3oz)
- 1 strawberry, sliced
- 3 slices of cucumber
- 2 big sprigs of wild mint (give ‘em a hardy smack to release the oils)
- Feel free to take some creative liberty with garnish game! Thyme, wild blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, celery, citrus are also delicious here.
STEPS TO SUCCESS
- Fill drinking vessel with ice.
- Add gin, Pimm’s, and Q. Garnish with remaining ingredients.