There is absolutely nothing wrong with the original Pimm's Cup recipe. It's a tasty gin-based potion, a summertime classic and the official drink of Wimbledon.
I was simply looking to push the thirst-quenching envelope a bit, and perhaps make better use of that bottle of Pimm's No. 1 that seems to languish in my liquor cabinet.
Few ingredients say refreshing quite like a cold, crunchy stalk of celery so I layered it in the classic recipe, invited a few people over and voilà - half the bottle is gone!
Pimm's Celery Cup
- 2 oz. Pimm's No. 1
- 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 oz. celery simple syrup
- Ginger ale
- 5-7 Celery stalks for muddling and garnish
- Ice cubes
Cut celery into 2 inch pieces and muddle with lemon juice and simple syrup, strain and pour over ice adding Pimms, ginger ale and garnish.
Celery simple syrup
Simmer 3 stalks of celery with 1 cup water and 1 cup of sugar for 20 minutes. Let cool completely and strain.