Monday, May 9, 2011

Perfectly Refreshing Drink for Summer!

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Pimms and Ginger

I had my favorite drink this past weekend called a Pimm's and Ginger at Subeez in Vancouver, B.C. and I just had to find a recipe online for it.  Unfortunately they didn't put a nice slice of cucumber in it, but next time I'll ask if they would.  It has a perfect ZING of ginger to it, both sweet and tangy..sooo refreshing and light!  Note:  It is not to be confused with a Pimm's Cup.

  • 2 measures of Pimm's
  • 1 measure gin
  • 2 measures of ginger beer
  • 1 measure soda water
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 1 long, thin slice of cucumber
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh juiced ginger
Place several leaves of mint in the glass, add the gin and muddle the mint. Add ice, then the rest of the ingredients and fresh juiced gingerroot to taste (a garlic press works, and a razor grater works well too). Garnish with the lemon, cucumber and more mint.
Note: if you can get good, strong, homemade ginger beer, you can make this drink without the fresh ginger and soda water … but it can be hard to find the good stuff.

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