Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Pimm’s Cup

We haven’t had a Thirsty Thursday in a while, so I figured it was high time!  Today we’re going with a New Orleans classic cocktail: The Pimm’s Cup.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a watering hole in NOLA that doesn’t have this on its drink menu; however the original version comes from the Napoleon House, on the corner of Chartres & St. Louis in the French Quarter.  But since the Napoleon House is 627 miles from me, I had to rely on one of my favorite local watering holes, Ophelia’s.


Now, before any of you cocktail aficionados start commenting: yes, I know there’s not a cucumber in there.  They were out.  But we’ll let that slide.  (This time, AJ…this time.)


2 oz Pimm’s No. 1 (a gin-based liqueur from London featuring quinine, fruit juices, & spices)

2 oz lemonade

2 oz club soda (or, replace both of these with a lemon-lime soda)

lemon & lime wedges

English cucumber wheel for garnish (some recipes call for muddling the cucumber & fruit in the bottom of the glass before adding the liquids. I’m actually a big fan of that version, too.)


Mix well & serve.  Goes great with the Spread Trio at Ophelia’s…just FYI.


Smoked Trout Spread, Syrian Roasted Red Pepper Spread, and Hummus.  YUM.

This is a really nice, refreshing cocktail with a very classic feel, which is perfect for sipping on a back porch…or in a wine bar while studying for the ASBOG exam.  Because really…where ELSE would you study? Sheesh


1 comment:

  1. I've only had Pimm's the British way, with cucumber, mint and berries ... lemon and lime would be nice too!