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Old 07-03-2016, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GrumpyBunny View Post
Pimm's cup.

(Adjust amounts to taste)
  • 1 part Pimmís
  • 1 slice cucumber
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 1 strawberry, sliced
  • Sprig mint (optional)
  • Apple slice (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 parts lemon (such as San Pellegrino) or lemon-lime soda. I use a mix of both.

Place all of the above in glass or pitcher. Stir a bit. Serve and enjoy.

Pimms itself is low-alcohol, so people won't get smashed on just a couple of glasses. Some recipes add gin, which ups the alcohol level. If you add champagne it becomes a Pimms Royale.
If you're going to do it proper English style, it should have nearly as much fruit as liquor in the punchbowl.

Pimm's Cup is awesome on a hot summer day though. Probably the best single thing I learned about on my study-abroad.