My hope for The Shared Sip is pretty simple: to help you make delicious (and easy) cocktails at home, and to introduce you to great spirits that I love and believe in. Pomp & Whimsy is one of those spirits.
I had the pleasure of meeting Pomp & Whimsy’s founder, Nicola, at their SF launch this fall. Her vision for the brand was simple: create a liqueur that made women feel seen and understood in the very masculine world of spirits. The result is an unparalleled gin liqueur, made with 16 botanicals—think lychee, grapefruit and classic juniper. The result is a dynamic spirit that works as well sipped on the rocks as it does as a cocktail component.
There are a lot of bottles vying for your attention on the shelves of your local spirit shop—I get it. But I think it’s important to use our money to support those brands we truly believe in.
P&W can be found at a ton of shops in California, or purchased online (it ships to most states!). Plus, how gorgeous would the bottle look on your bar cart?!
This simple cocktail—a twist on the classic negroni—is still complex enough to set it apart without much fuss. Plus, it’s as perfect as a weeknight aperitif as it is an occasion cocktail with which you can impress dinner guests. Need more P&W cocktail ideas? The brand’s instagram is chock full of them. You’ll never run out of inspiration!
makes 2 cocktails
- 2 oz Campari
- 2 oz dry gin
- 1 oz Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange wedge. Relish in the fact that the future is most certainly female.
Other negroni-like cocktails I love: