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Monday, February 27, 2017

Pimm's Cup


A little bit of history of the Pimm's Cup before we get to the recipe:

James Pimm, a farmer's son from Kent, became the owner of an oyster bar in London. One of his signature drinks was a tonic which included a gin-based drink containing a secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs to aid in digestion. He served it in a small tankard that was then known as a No. 1 Cup. That led to the name of the liqueur known as Pimm's No. 1.

It's one of New Orleans' Napoleon House's signature drinks.

Fill a tall (12 oz.) glass with ice and add 1 1/4 oz. of Pimm's No. 1
Add 3 oz. of lemonade
Top with Sprite, Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Garnish with a cucumber slice


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