Our obsession started when my fiancé and I went down to New Orleans for a friend’s wedding. The grooms organized this Amazing Race through the city (genius and fun!) and one of the stops was to get a Pimms Cup at Napoleon’s House. I only had one magical sip of my friend’s Pimms Cup but it was enough to begin a month long quest to re-create the refreshing flavor at home!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying a Pimms Cup on a hot day, or any day for that matter, you haven’t lived. There is no way to describe the flavor. It has all the refreshing qualities of lemonade and cucumber infused water with an adult twist.
You know what the best part is? Each Pimms Cup is only 80 calories! Yup. Wedding Fairy approved!
- 1oz Pimm’s No 1
- 1 inch cucumber, sliced thin [my fiancé prefers the cucumber peeled & not the English variety]
- Juice from ½ extra large lemon or 1 small lemon
- 3.75 oz ginger ale [half of one of those tiny cans]
- In a 14 oz glass combine all ingredients. Stir to mix. Enjoy.
I really want to try some fresh mint in my next one. What’s your favorite summer drink?
If you want to learn how to make those adorable lemon twist garnishes, visit here. This bartender has an excellent tutorial. Instead of an ice pick I used the little knife on a bottle opener. Super easy.