Pimm's Cooler

Barmarché • New York City

Pimm's Cups are traditionally made with lemonade, lemon soda, ginger ale or ginger beer and are garnished lavishly with cucumber, mint leaves and fruit. Former bar manager Ben Scorah's version incorporates Creole Shrubb, an orange liqueur made in Martinique.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 2 lemon slices
  • 3 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • 2 ounces Pimm's No. 1 (English gin-based aperitif)
  • 1 cucumber wheel, 1 cucumber spear and 1 cucumber ribbon (optional)
  • Ice
  • 2 orange slices
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 strawberry, halved
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 1/2 ounce Creole Shrub or Grand Marnier

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the leaves of 1 mint sprig with 1 lemon slice, 1 orange slice, the cucumber wheel, half of the strawberry and the lemon juice. Add ice and the Pimm's and Creole Shrubb. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled pilsner glass. Stir in the ginger beer and garnish with the remaining mint sprig, lemon slice, orange slice, cucumber spear, cucumber ribbon and strawberry half.

Photo © Tina Rupp Published July 2007

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