We have added another refreshing summer cocktail our rotation — Pimm’s Cup. There is still some summer left to enjoy one.


  • Ginger Ale
  • Pimm’s #1 Cup
  • Fresh ice
  • Lemon
  • Cucumber – ideally picked from your own garden
  • Mint – ideally picked from your own garden


  1. Cut fresh lemon in half, slice a wagon-wheel from each half
  2. Squeeze lemon juice into the bottom of the cup
  3. Rub the rim of the cup with lemon
  4. Slice cucumber slices and add to the bottom of the cup
  5. Pour about 2 oz. of Pimm’s 1 into the glass
  6. Add ice
  7. Pour 2 oz or more Ginger Ale
  8. Add mint sprigs
  9. Stir the drink
  10. add lemon wagon wheel
  11. Enjoy


Our friend @ouij, a Cambridge Alumnus, saw that my wife Erica had a cucumber patch in her garden and volunteered to come by and make Pimm’s Cups. Happily enough, I had a bottle of Pimm’s #1 in my liquor cabinet. I had inherited from my father, who might have inherited from his father. My friend Joe, who managed a liquor store, said he had never seen that style of Pimm’s bottle. In short, it was vintage.

It was also delicious.

Pimm’s is a nice, sweet alternative to my standard gin and tonic.

Bonus: “I shall fetch a cuccumber”

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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