We've just gotten back from a whirlwind weekend in Chicago. It seems fitting to talk about cocktails after wedding festivities and a couple of days full of good drinks and good food. We didn't have too much time to give Chicago a proper hello, but we managed to stop by the Publican and Cicchetti for some amazing brunch. I was particularly smitten with the "brunch box" at Publican, a Sunday Brunch cocktail with montenegro amaro, beer and greapfruit juice. We made it to Antique Taco on the way to the airport for, well tacos of course, but also some insane fried cheese curds. We even managed to squeeze in some 2 AM deep dish, which may have been a bad idea at the time but I'm glad we can check that off the food bucket list.
So in light of a party filled weekend, we've got a Pimm's Cup for you! We're going to be doing a handful of Summer cocktail recipes for the Free People blog, and decided to start out with this classic. I kind of geeked out reading about its history that I knew nothing of before we made the drink ourselves, especially after finding out that 80,000 pints of Pimm's with Lemonade is sold to Wimeldon spectators every year. It's gotta be a worthwhile cocktail staple when it's backed up with those numbers. Served with an abundance of citrus garnish to make it pretty and one huge ice cube (I was so excited that we finally used our massive ice cube trays), I really can't recommend this enough for a hot summer day.
makes 1 cocktail
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz fresh orange juice
1 tsp sugar
3 oz pimms no. 1
6 oz ginger ale
lemon & lime wheels for garnish
- In a shaker glass filled with ice combine lemon juice, orange juice, sugar, and Pimms no 1.
- Stir thoroughly until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour mixture over a cocktail glass filled with ice, top with ginger ale and serve with lemon and lime wheels.