SKINNY HEATHEN! 22 Mar 2013
My absolute favorite, sparkly, warm weather (I love it anytime, really) cocktail is the PIMMS Cup. I love the taste, it's history and I'm always shocked at how many local bartenders look at me like I have two heads when I ask for one; I can't believe how many people have never heard of it. I recently had the best Pimms Cup at The Standard in NYC. The lightened up version below is for one serving, but to make a pitcher, just scale up accordingly, keeping the 1:3 ratio of Pimm’s to Apple & Ginger + Tonic:
1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
2.5 ounces Club Soda (instead of Ginger Ale or Reed's Ginger Beer)
2.5 ounces of Lithe Foods Apple & Ginger (BFF) , 1 slice cucumber, 1 slice lemon (plus more for squeezing) , slice of strawberry, and a few mint leaves.
Combine the Pimm’s, Club Soda & Apple and Ginger in a Collins glass, Add ice until the liquid comes almost to the rim of the glass. Add cucumber, lemon, strawberry, mint, and serve.
Yield: 1 serving