There are a lot of mysteries surrounding Pimm’s. What is it? What is it made of? Where in the liquor store do you find it? Why is it “number 1”? Is there a number two? Why is it so darn delicious?
Ever since I first tried this refreshing British cocktail, I have become a slave to it. If it appeared on a menu, I would order it. Pimm’s goes down easy, and there is always a bunch of fruit smashed into it, so there has to be some sort of antioxidant benefit, right? It is a great drink to make for summer soirees because not many people have tried it, and let’s face it— the bottle is so stylish, it looks great on a home bar. This recipe uses Key West limejuice (because I like to have it on hand for key lime pie) but you could definitely substitute fresh lime or orange slices, and top with a splash of your favorite brand of ginger ale. As the Brits say: Lovely Jubbly!
Looks great on your home bar!
I love this brand of ginger ale to top off the perfect cup of Pimm’s
All the Fixings for a Refreshing Bevvy
Use a vegetable peeler to make lovely cucumber ribbons
- 3oz Pimm’s
- 1 cup or a handful of blueberries
- 2 sprigs mint
- 2 ribbons (or 3 slices) cucumber
- 4 strawberries, halved
- 1 oz key west lime juice
- Candied ginger (optional for garnish)
- ⅓ cup ginger ale
Muddle fruit and 1 sprig mint in a cocktail shaker. Prepare a glass with cucumber ribbons and other (unmuddled) sprig of mint. Add lime juice and Pimm’s to shaker, top with ice and shake. Strain out some of fruit and pour over ice, top with ginger ale. Garnish with candied ginger or fruit of your choice.