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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pimm's Cup

With summer in full swing and warm evenings perfect for sitting outside, there is nothing like enjoying  a refreshing summer cocktail to complement the weather!

A few summers back when I was in London visiting friends, I noticed that everywhere I went, there was this drink called Pimm's Cup.  I had never had it before (I know, weird) so I decided to indulge a little and give it a go! After that first sip, addiction settled in! I loved how refreshing the drink was and have been recreating ever since my return home.

The great thing about Pimm's is that it is not a really sweet drink like many mixed cocktails out there.  It is perfectly light and refreshing, and you can toss in any fruit that you may want, although I try to make it as true to the traditional way as possible.

Pimm's Cup

Ingredients (1 serving):
-2 ounces Pimm's No. 1
-4 ounces ginger ale (or carbonated lemonade or lemon/lime soda)
-Cucumber peel or slices
-Orange slice
-Lemon slice
-Apple slices
-Mint for garnish
*Please note, all of the fruits listed above are optional, although Pimm's is usually always made with cucumbers and at least a lemon or orange slice.  When adding fruit, since this is for one serving, you only need a slice or two of each fruit*

Fill a glass with ice.  Put the fruit slices in the glass. Pour the Pimm's in the glass and then finish off with the lemonade or soda.  Garnish with mint.

Grab that glass, go outside, and enjoy!

For more great Food Network blog summer cocktail recipes, visit the links below:
Feed Me Phoebe: Grilled Strawberry-Mint Bellinis
The Lemon Bowl: Raspberry-Ginger Bellini
Jeanette's Healthy Living: White Peach Sangria
The Heritage Cook: Refreshing Lime Coolers
The Cultural Dish: Pimm's Cup
Virtually Homemade: Frozen Lime Margaritas with a Sangria Swirl 
Weelicious: Strawberry Lemonade 
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Strawberry Gimlets with Homemade Strawberry Vodka
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cucumber and Sage Cocktail
Red or Green: Frozen Tri-Melon Cocktail
Dishing With Divya: Caipirinha
In Jennie's Kitchen: Cantaloupe Lillet Sparkler
Poet in the Pantry: Pirate's Booty Call
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Watermelon Malibu Surf
Sweet Life Bake: Boozy Affogato
Devour: 5 Boozy Summer Coolers
Domesticate Me: Blueberry Mojito Royale
Haute Apple Pie: Classic Mojito
Daily*Dishin: Blackberry Rum Shrub
Taste With The Eyes: Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary
FN Dish: Sip Your Way Through Summer (Recipes)

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