Pimm's Cup Cocktail
July 31, 2020
Happy Friday, friends! It is Friday night and time for a refreshing cocktail! A Pimm's Cup is a perfect one for this hot summer day!
I first discovered this cocktail while vacationing in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was such a hot day and we did a ton of walking, while exploring the town. We decided to have dinner at an old tavern for a special treat. I ordered this cocktail to cool off and have been loving it ever since.
In England, they serve a Pimm's Cup at Wimbledon just as we serve Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby. Pimm's No. 1 is a gin based liqueur that tastes like fruit and spices. Adding the mint, lemon, lime, strawberries, cucumber and ginger ale to it makes it such a light and refreshing summer cocktail! You will love it!
2 oz. Pimm's No. 1 Liqueur
Dash of sour mix (optional)
3 oz. ginger ale or lemon lime soda
6 mint leaves
2 or 3 thin slices of cucumber
1 strawberry, sliced thinly
1 half lemon slice
1 half orange slice
Fill the glass with ice and add the cucumber, fruit and mint.
Pour in the Pimm's No. 1 Liqueur and soda. I prefer the taste of ginger ale with this to make it less sweet.
Give this cocktail a good stir and serve with a straw.
My favorite part is eating the Pimm's soaked fruit and cucumber after the cocktail is finished. So yummy and refreshing! Cheers to you all for a wonderful weekend!