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A Wimbledon Classic Beverage: Pimm’s Cup

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A Wimbledon Classic Beverage: Pimm’s Cup

This beverage is a Wimbledon classic, a favorite among spectators and resident alike. Made with Pimm’s No. 1, a gin-based beverage that hails from England, and carries a lower alcohol content (25 percent) than most hard liquor.

When I think of Wimbledon, I think of grass courts, epic tennis, strawberries and cream, champagne, and Pimm’s Cup.

A little factoid: Originally, Pimm’s No 1 was made using gin, quinine, and a secret mixture of herbs as an aid to digestion.

Today, the recipe is a little different, though it is still refreshing and easy to make. And it has a lower percentage of alcohol (25%) so it won’t get you too tipsy. No wonder it’s considered the drink of summer in Britain!

Here’s a recipe for the traditional Pimm’s Cup which uses ginger ale, however you can swap it for either carbonated lemonade or 7UP if you don’t like the taste of ginger.

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Pimm's Cup

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This beverage is a Wimbledon classic, a favorite among spectators and resident alike. Made with Pimm’s No. 1, a gin-based beverage that hails from England, and carries a lower alcohol content (25 percent) than most hard liquor.
Category cocktails
Keyword Pimm's Cup, recipe, Wimbledon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 cocktails

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium oranges sliced, then cut slices into half-moons
  • 2 medium lemons sliced, then cut into half-moons
  • 1 cucumber washed, cut in half widthwise, then both halves cut into spears
  • 10 large strawberries hulled and then sliced lengthwise
  • 2 cups Pimm's No. 1
  • 4 cups ginger ale
  • 6-8 large sprigs of mint muddle gently

Instructions

  • Fill 1 large pitcher ¼ full with ice.
  • Layer lemon slices, orange slices, and cucumber slices until you get ¾ the way to the top of the pitcher.
  • Pour in the Pimm's and ginger ale, and mix with a spoon.
  • Add in the mint.

Notes

If you don't like the taste of ginger, you can substitute the ginger ale for carbonated lemonade or 7UP.
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