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“Recently tasted this cocktail for the first time at a new Scottish restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. It was so delicious and refreshing! Not too sweet but lots of flavor. Just found the recipe from Chow and wanted to save it here at Zaar and share it. The Pimm’s Cup is to Wimbledon what the Mint Julep is to the Kentucky Derby. This cool, easy-drinking cocktail can sneak up on you, so sip slowly while you watch the matches. If you prefer more Pimm’s liqueur and no gin in your drink, swap the gin for another ounce of Pimm’s. (Any liquor can be substituted for the gin; rum, bourbon, whisky, etc.)”
READY IN:
3mins
YIELD:
1 Drink
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 ounce simple syrup
  • 12 teaspoon peeled freshly grated ginger
  • 3 -4 mint leaves
  • 34 inch lemon wedge (about 1/8 of a medium lemon)
  • 1 ounce dry gin
  • 1 ounce Pimm's liqueur (No. 1)
  • ice
  • English cucumber, sliced lengthwise into strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 12-2 ounces ginger ale (or ginger beer)

Directions

  1. Place simple syrup, ginger, mint, and lemon in a cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Add gin and Pimm’s and stir to combine.
  2. Fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice. Coil 1 to 2 strips of cucumber around the inside top half of the glass. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass and top with ginger ale. Stir gently and add additional ice cubes to fill.

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