Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recipe: Southern Pimm's Cup

I like a nice Pimm's Cup. It's what we drank last year, around Royal Wedding time
and what we drank this past weekend, for Mother's Day.

For Mother's Day, I used the Southern Pimm's Cup recipe in Hugh Acheson's
A New Turn in the South as a rough guideline.

I have to confess, I'm not 100% sure what is particularly Southern about this version of the drink vs. other recipes, but it was both easy to make and pretty delicious, so I'm not super concerned about its pedigree.

The ingredients (most of them, anyway):


And here is my take on Acheson's version of the drink:

Southern Pimm's Cup

Fill a pint glass with ice.

Fill the glass almost halfway with Pimm's
Fill it almost another quarter of the way with lemonade
(if you don't make your own, Acheson recommends Simply Lemonade;
I used the Trader Joe's low calorie organic lemonade, which I find reliably good)

Then fill it almost to the top with spicy ginger ale (I used Reed's ginger beer)

Place a couple strawberry slices, a couple cucumber slices,
and a few torn sprigs of mint in the glass and give it a stir

Squeeze a lemon in, stir again and enjoy. Super refreshing, I promise.

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