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Weekly Boozer: Pimm’s No. 1

In Uncategorized, Weekly Boozer on December 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Where do all of these things belong??

In Pimm’s Cup of course!

Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based drink containing quinine and a secret mixture of spices and herbs.  The most common cocktail recipe for this British liquor is Pimm’s Cup, which is still the traditional drink of Wimbledon (with visitors to the matches consuming some 40,000 pints a year – that’s a lot of cups!!).  Recipes vary from mixing Pimm’s No. 1 with lemonade, ginger-ale, and lemon-lime soda.  The other variable is which fruits garnish our “Cup”, but the one constant garnish is cucumber.  Here is the recipe we used:

Pimm’s Cup

  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 lime, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 orange, sliced into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 1/4 oz. Pimm’s No.1 Cup
  • 3 oz. lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale
  • 1 cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch lengths
In a highball glass, place  lemons, limes, and oranges. Add Pimm’s, and muddle.  Fill the glass 3/4 full with ice.  Fill glass with soda; stir.  Place cucumber spear in each glass; serve. (we used ginger ale and it made for a tasty treat!)
My take on this tasty concoction, well think British Long Island Ice Tea.  You definitely get the gin in this juice, but it has other intriguing notes which are hard to pin down and keep you tasting for more!
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  1. I have tried these! It was really hard to find Pimm’s here, but it was really interesting!

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