Cocktail Recipe: Pimm’s Cup

Roy Clark of The Haberdasher shares his take on the refreshing summer classic, made famous at New Orleans’ Napoleon House.

Pimm's Cup Cocktail
Photo by Elise Poche

Pimm’s Cup

“A Pimm’s Cup is somewhat like a gumbo: there are probably countless recipes for it, and none of them are wrong.” — Roy Clark, The Haberdasher

1 tablespoon of cubed cucumber
1 1/2 ounces of Pimm’s No. 1
3/4 ounce of Cointreau
3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
ginger beer
cucumber, to garnish
orange, to garnish
basil leaf, to garnish

1. Muddle cubed cucumber in a mixing glass
2. Add Pimm’s No. 1, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Shake well.
3. Strain the mixture into a Collins’ glass with cracked ice. Top with ginger beer.
4. Garnish with cucumber, orange and a basil leaf. Makes 1 cocktail

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