If you’ve dined at a restaurant that is even somewhat trendy over the past few years, you know that Pimm’s No. 1 Cup is everywhere. You’d think that the Pimm’s brand is relatively new given its recent popularity, but as it turns out, Pimm’s has made a pretty impressive comeback. The company, and Pimm’s No. 1 Cup specifically, dates back to the 1800s!
While cups 1-6, each based on a different varietal of liquor, have existed at one point or another, No. 1 Cup is the only cup to be mass produced to this day. And for good reason. It’s a gin-based liquor infused with a complex variety of herbs, spices, and liquors.
Pimm’s No. 1 Cup is largely appealing due to the fact that it is almost always paired with citrus-infused sparkling water and an interesting combination of fresh fruit, resulting in an extremely refreshing cocktail. Further, the different combinations of fruit that can be used are endless.
At this point, I think it goes without saying that I’m a huge fan of Pimm’s No. 1 Cup. While it is great year-round, I particularly love it in the summer, when fresh fruit is abundant. Thus, with summer’s end right around the corner (*sigh*), I thought I’d share one of my favorite preparations with you guys. Happy Friyay!
What you’ll need:
- 2 lime slices
- 5 strawberry slices
- 5 cucumber slices
- 5 fresh mint leaves
- 6 ice cubes
- 3 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
- Sparkling water
What you’ll do:
- Place the lime, strawberry, cucumber, and mint in the bottom of a highball glass; generously muddle
- Next, place the the ice cubes on top of the aforementioned ingredients; pour the Pimm’s, followed by the sparkling water, over the ice
- Stir and garnish as desired