Monday, April 21, 2008

A Perfect Pimm's Cup

Pimms Glasses
Originally uploaded by will wade
While most Flickr users are adding strawberries or raspberries to the original recipe, here is the how for a perfectly refreshing warm-weather cocktail (I could use one today!):


1 1/2 cups Pimm's No. 1
1 navel orange, cut crosswise into thin slices
1 lemon, cut crosswise into thin slices
3/4 cup firmly packed mint leaves and tender stems
1 1/2 cups cold ginger ale or lemon lime soda
1 cucumber, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges
About 3 cups ice
1 apple, quartered, cored, and cut into thin slices


In a large pitcher, combine the Pimm's, the orange and lemon slices, and the mint. Chill for about 10 minutes. Stir in the ginger ale.

Put two cucumber wedges, standing on end, into each of four 1-pint glasses. Fill halfway with ice. Pour in the Pimm's mixture. Push the mint down into the drinks and divide the orange, lemon, and apple slices among the drinks.

Recipe courtesy of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.


  1. We were just discussing this on dcist.

    Napoleon House does theirs 50/50 7UP/lemonade with 3 fingers of Pimms and a cucumber.

    I remember ordering one downtown and the bartender just gave me a highball glass full of Pimms. No ice. No soda. Nothing. I had to tell the guy how to make it.

  2. i could use one of these. right. about. now.


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