• Manresa’s Mr. McGregor’s Garden Cocktail


Seasonal & Spontaneous

By David Kinch

“Strawberries and cucumber are the base ingredients, while corn whiskey and Pimm’s No. 1 Cup are there to elevate the sweetness of the strawberries and the soft, crunchy texture of the cucumber. The result, while unusual, is a crisp and refreshing kicker.” – Jeff Bareilles, Beverage Director at Manresa

Mr. McGregor's Garden


  • 2 strawberries
  • 4 (2-inch-long) English cucumber sticks
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers rhubarb bitters
  • 1 dash The Bitter Truth lemon bitters
  • 1/8 ounce Sirop JM or simple syrup
  • 1  1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
  • 1/2 ounce Hudson corn whiskey
  • 2 ounces Fever-Tree ginger beer



Muddle the strawberries, cucumber, bitters, and Sirop JM in a pint glass. Add the Pimm’s and corn whiskey to the same glass and set aside. Put 3 ice cubes in a pilsner glass and add the ginger beer. Fill the pint glass with ice, hard-shake for 15 to 20 seconds, and strain carefully onto the ice in the pilsner glass to form two distinct layers.

Recipe from Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch with Christine Muhlke. Order your copy here.

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