Pimm’s No. 1 Cup is enjoying a bit of a revival—even Parts & Labour, Toronto’s latest It spot, offers a version of the classic English cocktail. In honour of the Queen’s Canadian visit (and Canada Day weekend), we’re sharing our recipe for summer’s most refreshing drink.
You will need:
1 bottle Pimm’s No. 1 Cup (found in the liqueur aisle of the LCBO)
1 two-litre bottle of ginger ale or lemon soda
An assortment of sliced oranges, lemons, and cucumbers
Sprigs of fresh mint
Optional: A few splashes of Tanqueray or Hendrick’s gin
Add a generous handful of ice cubes to a large glass pitcher.
Pour in 2 cups of the Pimm’s No. 1 Cup (+ extra gin, if you’re brave and/or awesome).
Add 4 cups of ginger ale or lemon soda (or more, to taste).
Add in the fruit and the mint.
Stir, serve, and smile!
Pimm’s is best enjoyed in a backyard, at a cottage, or while watching the 1981 version of Brideshead Revisited.