A traditional Pimm's Cup may include slices of lemon and orange, mint, and sometimes rosemary or thyme, along with cucumber spears. We steeped the lemonade overnight with cucumber slices to bring out their flavor.
Pimm's Cup: recipe 3 oz Pimm's Fresh mint Cucumber 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice Ginger beer Place 6 mint leaves and 2-3 cucumber slices in a shaker or bar glass, add lemon juice and gently muddle. Add Pimm's and ice, shake for 5 to 10 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass over ice, fill with ginger beer and garnish. Homemade Pimm's 3 oz London Dry Gin 3 oz Sweet Vermouth 3 oz Lillet 3 oz Dubonnet 3 oz Campari Add all ingredients to a pitcher, stir until combined.
Today's cocktail is a descendent of punch, a noble drink that's enjoying a resurgence in bars all over the world. This one is based on the classic formula of the great recipes of the 17th and 18th centuries, most of which started with sugar soaked in lemon or orange oil. Here clementines are used instead, and all the spirits come from Spain. Spanish brandy is less well-known in the U.S. than cognac, but it is delicious and a great bargain, and the same could be said for cava, Spain's answer…
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