Lawn Party Cocktail

Serves 8


  • 8 oz rye whiskey
  • 8 oz Pimms No. 1 Cup (gin-based liqueur)
  • 6 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz yuzu juice
  • 4 oz mint simple syrup (see how-to make mint simple syrup below)
  • large ice cubes

For Mint Simple Syrup

  • mint leaves from 1 large bunch
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


Make Mint Simple Syrup

  1. Bring water to boil. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, and add all but 8-10 mint leaves
  2. Allow to sit until completely cooled, with mint leaves steeping in liquid
  3. Strain, and place in blender with reserved leaves. Blend until leaves are completely incorporated

Make Cocktail

  1. In jar with tightly-sealing lid, add all ingredients except ice
  2. Tighten lid and shake jar a few times
  3. Add ice, and pour over individual glasses filled with ice to serve
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint