Yeah, it is a Monday. Yeah, it is kind of gloomy here in Chicago. Yeah, the weekend is over and maaaaaybe that would have been a better time to share this recipe with you.
But, in my book, there is no better time for a good drink than a Monday. I hope you agree.
Pimm’s. What is that? I didn’t really know at first either. I just knew it was delicious and kind of fancy. I did a little Wiki based research and basically it is a fruity and herby liquor. It is light and perfect for any summer drinking occasion. A traditional Pimm’s Cup is Pimm’s mixed with lemonade and fruit, sliced cucumber, and fresh mint. Because of the slices of cucumber traditionally served in a Pimm’s Cup, it was only natural to add a little more of a kick with Rain Organic Cucumber Vodka.
Do you know that one time I was watching Weeds and I was so thrilled to see Nancy Botwin walking around drinking Rain vodka? I was like, “I know that brand! I work with them!” It doesn’t take much to excite me people.
Ok, so I couldn’t stop at two liquors. I had to use a ginger beer with alcohol in it. I have created the Long Island Ice Tea version of a Pimm’s Cup. You are welcome.
This recipe is part of #TheBacheloretteParty series Stephie and I are running. It would be great for a girls night in, chilling and watching the Bachelorette. You are doing that already AND joining us on twitter during the show, right? So, might as well have a great cocktail at the same time!
Cucumber Ginger Pimm’s Cup
- Fresh Mint
- 1 Ounce Pimm's No. 1
- 1.5 Ounces Rain Organic Cucumber Vodka
- 6 Ounces Ginger Beer (alcoholic or non)
- Sliced Cucumber
- Sliced Lemon
- Add a few mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass. Slightly muddle the mint.
- Add three or four ice cubes.
- Pour Rain and Pimm's over the ice and mint. Top with ginger beer. Stir.
- Garnish with fresh mint, lemon slices, cucumber slices, and a strawberry or two.