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Summer Pimm's Cup

Say hello to your new favorite summer cocktail. Make an already refreshing beverage even better using cucumber mint lemonade!

Yield: serves 1, multiply as needed

Author The Little Epicurean

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pimm's No. 1
  • 4 oz cucumber mint lemonade (recipe follows)
  • ice, as needed
  • lemon wedges, to garnish
  • sliced cucumbers, to garnish
  • fresh mint leaves, to garnish

Cucumber Mint Lemonade (makes about 1 quart)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup Persian cucumbers (English cucumbers or hot house cucumbers), peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass with ice. Add 2 oz Pimm's No.1 Follow with 4 oz cucumber mint lemonade. Add more ice, if necessary. Stir to combine.

  2. Garnish finished cocktail with lemon wedges, sliced cucumbers and fresh mint leaves.

Cucumber Mint Lemonade:

  1. In a small sauce pot, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  2. In a blender, combine cucumbers, mint leaves, lemon juice, and slightly cooled simple syrup. Puree until smooth.

  3. Strain through a fine strainer (or cheesecloth). Pour lemonade into a pitcher. Add remaining 2 cups of water. Stir to combine. Keep chilled until ready to serve.