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Posted Jan 15, 2011 in Food | 1 Comment

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

Not many people know what a fruit cup is, and that’s really a shame. A fruit cup is a liquor with spices added, and Pimm’s no. 1, a gin-based cup, is the best around. The drink dates back to 1823 when creator James Pimm, at the time the owner of an oyster bar in London, was attempting to make the accompanying gin more palatable. The original and best-loved of the line is the no. 1 cup, and it is now the only drink still widely produced today. It is delicious and extremely versatile, so here a few recipes to incorporate into your drinks repertoire:

Classic Pimm’s Cocktail

Fill your glass or pitcher with ice, and mix together:

1 part Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

3 parts lemonade (I like a sparkling version myself)

As much chopped strawberry, mint, orange and cucumber as you want

Pimm’s and Ginger

1 part Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

3 parts ginger ale

Ice and a slice of lemon

Pimm’s Royale

Glass of champagne or cava

Top off with Pimm’s

Add a strawberry if you’re really feeling fancy

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