Pimm's Celery Cup

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.