Pimm's Cup

Makes: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 3-inch piece English cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch slices, plus 2 spears (for garnish)
  • 1-2 brown sugar cubes
  • 3/4 cup Pimm's No. 1*
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ice cubes
  • 2 sprigs each fresh rosemary, thyme, and mint
  • 2 lemon slices
  • 2 fresh strawberries, halved
  • ginger beer, chilled

Directions:

  1. Place 1/2-inch-thick cucumber slice in cocktail shaker with 1-2 brown sugar cubes.  Using muddler or handle of a wooden spoon, mash well.  Add Pimm's and lemon juice.
  2. Fill 2 pilsner glasses with ice and set aside.
  3. Add ice to Pimm's mixture, cover, and shake vigorously 20 times.  Strain into glasses.
  4. Push 1 rosemary sprig, 1 thyme sprig, 1 mint sprig, 1 lemon slice, and two strawberry halves into each glass.  Fill glasses with ginger beer.  Garnish with cucumber spears.