Home Bar Project: How to Make a Gordon's Cup

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

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This week: How to Make a Gordon's Cup

The distant cousin of the “Caipirinha”, Gordon’s Cup is a refreshing cocktail created in the mid 2000’s by one of the pioneers of the cocktail resurgence, Sasha Petraske. This drink is served “country style” which means it is shaken lightly, and all contents are simply poured into the glass instead of being strained. The substitution of muddled lime pieces instead of fresh juice adds a depth of flavor and tartness which works perfectly with the refreshing cucumber notes. If drinking this before noon, add 4 dashes of Cholula and 2 dashes of Worcestershire to make “Gordon’s Breakfast.”

Ingredients:
London Dry Gin
Lime pieces
Cucumber
Simple syrup

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About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

Photos by The Drink Nation


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