Meyer Lemon Pimm’s Cup


On Sunday Drew and I had a date with “sister-wife” Mary to see the movie One Day. All three of us loved the book after passing around a British paper back version Mary picked up at Heathrow for her flight to Morocco last year.

Meyer Lemon Pimm's Cup

Enriched by our experience of the book, we all enjoyed the movie. Teary-eyed Mary headed home after the flick, but Drew and I wandered to a romantic outdoor dinner. We kept the Anglo vibe alive over Pimm’s Cups. Refreshingly light, herbal and lemony, with just the right amount sweetness. Don’t let this summer slip away with out having one last (first?) Pimm’s Cup.


Meyer Lemon Pimm's Cup

Meyer Lemon Pimm’s #1 Cup

1 part Pimm’s #1 (Gin seasoned with lots of herbs)

2 parts Meyer Lemonade

1 part Ginger Ale

To make the Meyer lemonade combine 1/3 a cup of fresh Meyer lemon juice with 2 tablespoons agave nectar. Stir until agave is dissolved and add 2 cups of sparkling water. Fill a tall glass with ice all the way to the top and pour in 1/4 a glass of Pimm’s. Then add 2 parts Meyer lemonade and top with a large splash of ginger ale. Garnish with fresh mint, a cucumber slice and a wheel of fresh lemon. Mix with a straw and enjoy.




3 Comments on Meyer Lemon Pimm’s Cup

  1. Julie & Lauren
    September 1, 2011 at 8:03 am (10 years ago)

    Mmm… perfect end to summer!

  2. Vanessa
    September 5, 2011 at 11:24 am (10 years ago)

    Inspired by you two, I had a big batch of Pimms Cup last night at my annual birthday/back-to-school party and it was a huge hit. I had to break out another bottle and whip up another batch! Thanks!

  3. applesandonions
    September 7, 2011 at 8:25 am (10 years ago)

    How wonderful Vanessa!! So happy to hear the Pimm’s was a hit, what a fun party. xo, LEH

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