Saturday, July 2, 2011
With the fourth of July holiday right around the corner, I thought I would share my favorite porch drink. There isn't anything else I would rather drink on a hot summer afternoon than a Pimm's cup. When the dog days of summer seem endless... these help get you through. In my mind it is the epitome of the perfect summer drink- next to mint juleps and mojitos, but we'll talk about those another time. Even when there is nothing of substance in my refrigerator, you can count on one thing- I'll always have the makings for these.
Pimm's No. 1 cup is based on gin and tastes subtly of spice and citrus, it mixes very well with lemonade and fruits. I use ginger beer because I'm not a fan of really sweet drinks, but if unavailable you can substitute with ginger ale. You can also make them in a large batch in a pitcher, omit the ice and pour Pimms, ginger beer and lemonade in thirds into the pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to serve and pour over ice.
Pimm's No. 1
Fill a large tumbler with ice. Add pimm's to the ice until 1/3 of the ice is covered. Add equal parts lemonade and ginger beer. Garnish with cucumber slices and lemon. Stir and serve.
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