Sometimes you can’t mess with a classic. And you can’t make a round peg go into a square hole either. Greg has tried over the last few weeks to like Pimm’s No. 1. He’s made several incarnations of Pimm’s Cups and each time declares they’re simply not refreshing enough. Finally, I told him: It’s not the Pimm’s, it’s you. The gin-based liqueur with a secret mix of herbs isn’t for everyone, but I sure love it, which is good since the rest of the bottle is mine.
- 2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
- ginger ale
- lime wedge
- cucumber slice
Fill a highball glass half way with ice. Squeeze the lime wedge over it and fill with ginger ale. Garnish with cucumber. For a less sweet version, use half ginger ale and half tonic water.