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Drink of the Week: Pok Pok Apple Gin Ricky

Apr 01, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Pok Pok Apple Gin Ricky

Rhea’s Rundown

This drink can be found in many of the best dining spots in Portland, and for good reason. It is absolutely delicious and so unique. Drinking vinegar is an unexplored frontier in Annapolis so if you’re like me and haven’t encountered it before, this is the perfect introduction to it. I’ve pulled a fairly straightforward recipe off the Internet, but would recommend the addition of simple syrup, the way it was served in Portland. Simple syrup balances the drinking vinegar perfectly with a subtle sweetness. This drink was so good that I found myself chugging it down before I realized it. You can find drinking vinegar in Whole Foods.

Ingredients – Makes 1
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces Som apple drinking vinegar
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • Club soda
  • Lemon wedge
  • Amarena cherry, for garnish (optional)


1. Fill a tall glass with ice, then add the Som and the gin. Top with club soda, a squeeze of lemon and an Amarena cherry.

Adapted from: Ricker, Andy. “Pok Pok Apple Gin Rickey.” Tasting Table. 30 March 2015. Web. 9 May 2011.

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