A Pimm’s No. 1 cup is your best of companions in warm weather.  Should you pick up a book or a croquet mallet during your day off, the other hand will still be well equipped to hold your refreshment.  Nearly 200 years old, this gin-based liqueur was originally prescribed as a digestif in London.  The British still keep their punch bowls filled at every garden party with the lemonade-tea-flavored delight, even out on the greens of Kenyan bowling lawns.

The Ideal Pimm’s No. 1 Cup:Pimm's Cup

  • 3 parts English Lemonade or Ginger Ale
  • 1.5 parts Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1 clementine
  • 1 lemon (should you prefer ginger ale)
  • 1 large slide of cucumber
  • 1-2 Mint Leaves

The Cool:

Drink it neat or on the rocks, but practice and lifestyle typically demand that all of these ingredients be enjoyed together in a glass of ice or a pitcher.  This beverage certainly travels outside your kitchen bar.


Some garnishing includes alternatives such as orange, pineapple, strawberries, or other fruits, but you should be careful not to turn your classic sling into a Capri Sun.

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