Cocktail Friday – Pimm’s Olympic Cup

Pimm's Cup Cocktail
Pip, pip and rule Britannia! The Olympics in London are about to start so what better way to celebrate than with a classic British cocktail, the Pimm's Cup (renamed Olympic Cup for today). Nothing is as resfreshing as one of these slightly fruity libations on a hot summer day. And they are a great idea for a specialty cocktail at your wedding or bridal shower – sure to be a big conversation starter!

Pimm's No. 1 is the 'secret' ingrediant to these delectable babies – a blend of gin, spices and fruit extract that is truly unique. Oh so British but now found across the pond in better liquor stores and specialty food marts. Make up a batch, turn on the telly and cheer on your favourite athlete. Bottom's up!

Pimm's Cup Cocktail

Yields 1 – 12 oz glass

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 ounces of ginger ale
  • 1-1/2 ounces Pimm's No. 1
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 slice lime
  • 1 slice orange
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Add the fruit and cucumber slices to a tall, 12-ounce glass and press down on them just slightly with the back of a spoon to release a little of their juices.
  2. Add ice cubes to about two inches below the top of the glass.
  3. Add the Pimm's No. 1, then top with ginger ale.

Photo and recipe courtesy of She Knows

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