New Orleans-Style Pimm’s Cup
About the recipe
The Pimm’s Cup originated in England in the 1840s, gaining fame a second time a century later by way of the landmark Napoleon House hotel. Since its debut in New Orleans, it has remained one of the most classic and beloved beverages in the Big Easy.
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This herbaceous ginger-flavored cocktail is traditionally enjoyed during the summer months due to its bright flavor profile. In our opinion, however, a good Pimm’s should be consumed year-round and as often as possible.
Serves: Makes 1 cocktail
Hands On Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Fresh mint and cucumber round, for garnish
In a highball glass, combine the Pimm’s, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters. Add a desired amount of ice and, with a long cocktail spoon, stir ingredients to mix well. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh springs of mint and cucumber slices. Serve immediately.