Pimm's the Word
It’s true that one can learn something new every day. We were “Today Years Old” when we learned what Pimm’s is. According to the Wiki, it’s a “brand of gin-based fruit cup, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm… It’s most popular product is Pimm’s No. 1 Cup.”
Well... we must indulge then. Here’s the recipe for Pimm’s Cup—a drink popular at Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas.
Ingredients (serves two):
3 oz. Pimm’s No. 1
1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1 part water & 1 part sugar, heated and then cooled)
10 diced cucumber cubes
8 oz. ginger beer
Muddle the strawberry and cucumber with the mint simple syrup in a mixing tin. Add Pimm’s No. 1 and lemon juice to the mixing tin. Fill the mixing tin 3/4 full with ice. Cap the tin and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Double into a tall collins glass filled with fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon, lemon peel and a thyme sprig.
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