Monday, March 12, 2007

Pimms Cup

This is by far my new favorite cocktail.

This picture doesn't do it justice. The backdrop should be a veranda with palm trees, some sand, a big wooden deck chair, some seagulls and of course the ocean. Oh, and it should be that time of day when you just came in off the beach, took a shower, put on some clean crisp white clothes and settled down for your first cocktail of the evening.

The husband used the recipe from the Napoleon House in New Orleans - the spot where he first tasted one.

Fill a tall 12 oz glass with ice and add 1 1/4 oz. Pimm's #1 and 3 oz lemonade.
Then top off with 7up.
Garnish with cucumber.

BTW, Pimms #1 is a gin-based liquor. Apparently, the recipe is a closely guarded secret only known to 6 people - or so it says on the bottle.


Anonymous said...

ok we have the beach, seagulls,palm trees, sand,ocean, & hot tub. We are going to make a Pimms Cup. Clean White P.J.s.
Guess Who?

Cristin said...

I always wondered what Pimms was! Think this would be nice on the beach in Fairfield (no palm trees, but I'll compromise...) :)

Anonymous said...

i think a long island sound view complements just as well. even if it is raining....

JRo said...

For anonymous - did you make the Pimms yet? Love to hear a report. I think I have a guess as to who is writing...very jealous that you ahve all the pieces in place - especially as we are awaiting snow tonight.

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