Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pimm's Cup

This is one of those good morning or early afternoon drinks that will leave you feeling refreshed on a hot day, and not all that dizzy. Pimm's #1 is a British gin liqueur with herbs, fruit and spices, and is not unlike sloe gin except that it is somewhat more bitter. All of these herbal flavors play well with citrus fruit peels and cucumber, like some kind of salad combo of a drink. That's what I think makes the Pimm's Cup the thing that it is. 20% ABV in the liquor means you can drink them all day and maintain a pleasant buzz. Makes me want to go punting on the Thames.
  • 2 oz. Pimm's #1
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • lemon lime soda (i.e. Sprite)
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • lime wedge
  • mint sprig
Combine all liquid ingredients in a highball glass with ice. Stir and add more ice. Top with Sprite and garnish with mint sprig, lime wedge and cucumber slices (push cucumber down into the glass.)

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