HG Wine & Bar
Recipe by Hopson Grace
Like a good G&T, a Pimm's Cup is a summer classic. Filled with ice, it's a cool, refreshing drink for hot days, and there's no more suitable occasion to make a batch than during Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament. Invented in 1832 by London bar owner James Pimm, the Pimm's Cup has become intertwined with Wimbledon's culture and heritage. It's a symbol of summer, sophistication and all things English. In the language of tennis, we liken this cocktail to a 'net' gain.
2 oz(60 ml) Pimm's No. 1
3 oz (90 ml) lemonade (a lemon-line soda or ginger ale also work well)
Fresh mint leaves
Orange or lemon slices (optional)
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
Add the Pimm's No. 1 and add cucumber, mint leaves, and if you like, citrus slices.
Top off your glass with lemonade or alternative soda.
Stir gently and garnish with mint and if you like, a strawberry.