Make This: Thompson Toronto's Backhanded Compliment
One of TIFF's hottest screenings this year is Battle of the Sexes about a legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. For TIFF, Thompson Toronto has developed a special cocktail inspired by the official Wimbledon drink —the Pimm's Cup.
1 oz Cazadores Tequila
¾ oz Pimm’s
½ oz strawberry ginger syrup (see below)
¾ oz lemon
½ oz egg white
2 cucumber slices and mint leaf to garnish
Strawberry Ginger Syrup
1 L sugar
1 L water
1 cup chopped strawberries
½ cup of chopped ginger
To make the strawberry ginger syrup, combine the sugar, water, strawberries and ginger and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Rest syrup for ten minutes then strain.
Combine cocktail ingredients except garnishes. Shake and fine strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and cucumber slices.