Cocktails: The Pimm’s Cup

About a year ago, I became interested in tracking down pre-prohibition cocktails, learning about them, and trying them out at home. It’s been an exercise in history and a lot of fun to explore. This year I’ll be sharing these finds on the blog. Please let me know if you try any of them out or have alternate recipes!

My friend Dan down at The Skylark Lounge turned me onto these awhile back, but they’ve seen a big revival in our home since a recent trip to New Orleans for my 40th birthday.

Pimm's Cup

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The Pimm’s Cup is perfect for warm-weather enjoyment, but it’s ginger flavor and our dry winter weather makes it equally as refreshing in the colder months. Yummy!

How to make it:
You’ll need sliced cucumbers, lemon juice, bitters, Pimm’s, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.

The order here is important or you end up with a thick, frothy head that takes forever to go down. This happens when you add the Pimm’s first.

  1. Muddle sliced cucumbers in bottom of an 8oz. glass.
  2. Fill glass about 80% to the top with soda.
  3. Add 1 to 1 1/2 oz. of Pimm’s (more or less to taste)
  4. Dash of bitters
  5. 1 tsp of lemon juice
  6. Stir gently
  7. Add another cucumber slice as garnish.
  8. Enjoy!

Happy Friday y’all!