The classic Pimm's Cup cocktail gets a summery twist from fresh plums and basil.
Prep Time: 10minutes
Servings: 2large, or 4 smaller servings
4ouncesPimm's No. 1
2ouncesgin (Hendrick's is my favorite)
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2a lemon, sliced
1large plum or pluot, sliced
~1/4 cup cucumber, sliced (I used lemon and Persian cucumbers)
a handful of small basil leaves (or larger leaves, torn)
4-8ouncesgood ginger beer (I like Bundaberg and Ginger People best)
In a pitcher, combine the Pimm's, gin, lemon juice, sliced lemon, plums and cucumbers. Add ice, give it a stir to chill, then add the ginger beer, starting with the smaller amount and adding more to your taste. Serve immediately or let sit for a bit to infuse the flavors, then ladle into glasses and serve.
Inspired by Kimberley Hasselbrink's Vibrant Food and Millennium's Pluot Pimm's Cup.All ounce measurements are by volume.Nutritional values are based on one of two large drinks.