Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Thomas Chippendale

Here is another in a series 
of our weekly Saturday Sippers! posts.

For this week's Saturday Sipper we've just gotta tip our hat to a horse. Yup, a horse named Thomas Chippendale. In case you hadn't heard, at last week's Royal Ascot races in jolly old England, the aforementioned winning horse collapsed from a heart attack directly after crossing the finish line of one of the races on the final day. Read the story here—what a heartbreaker! We've concocted a drink that's a riff on the classic Pimms Cup drink—it's got the Pimm's of course, and the ginger ale and cucumber, but we added a shot of bourbon and a dash of liquid smoke because Thomas Chippendale obviously smoked on the track. In the spirit of Ascot, and in honor of dearly departed TC, it's imperative that you wear your fanciest hat whilst sipping this thirst quenching libation. And so, with a stiff, British upper lip, this one's for you TC.

2 oz Pimm's No. 1
2 oz Maker's Mark bourbon
4 oz ginger ale
few dashes of liquid smoke
Garnish with cucumber slice

Makes 2 galloping drinks.

photos, Dan + Diane

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