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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pimms Cup, a tasty treat

When Chris and I were in New Orleans this past May, we stumbled upon the Napoleon House located in the heart of the French Quarter, and quickly latched onto frosty glasses carrying their speciality drink - the Pimms Cup.


The Pimms Cup is one of those drinks you can drink all day. Of course, I don't know if you would be able to walk very straight if you did - but it a light refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summers day, and really is just the right blend of alcohol and non-alcohol ensuring all you tasted was goodness. (I guess now is the right time for a disclaimer - I tasted a lot of goodness that trip - HA!). Anyway - Mario over at the Napoleon House makes a mean Pimm's Cup, and I have been dreaming of it every since we got back.

Fast forward two months later.

My girlfriend Amanda and I were playing in North Beach this past weekend and somehow the topic of the Pimm's Cup came up. I was telling how good they were, and how I wish she could try them, but I was having a hard time finding Pimm's anywhere in the Bay Area so I guess she never will unless she goes to New Orleans. She suggests we try this local liquor store saying if anyone would have it - they would. And you know what? They did have it.

So I grab up two bottles and Amanda and I rush to my house to try our luck at replicating the receipe. And experiment we did. I was trying to make them from memory and my first batch turned out way too strong. Bummer. Hard to cut that. Realizing half of the bottle was gone in my little mishap, Chris decided to take over as bartender - and he nailed it. Just like that. Almost like he had been practicing this moment for the last two months awaiting the bottle to make its way into our house.

And then we lost lost the rest of our day - floating on a Pimm's Cup high...

Gosh those are good.

If you would like to make you own, I found the original receipe on the Napoleon House website (see below). So, clear your calendar and enjoy the rest of your day on a Pimm's Cup high!

Pimm's Cup:
  • Fill a tall 12 oz glass with ice and add 1 1/4 oz. Pimm's #1 and 3 oz lemonade
  • Then top off with 7up (we used ginger ale - both work
  • Garnish with cucumber

Photo credit: Chris Heuer

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Anonymous Jackie Danicki said...

It is also amazing with cut up apple, lemon, and orange, and tons of fresh mint. Pimms and lemonade (as it's known in the UK) is the definition of summer for me!

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Blogger Kristie Wells said...

Yummy options Jackie. I will have to play with this receipe a bit more I see. :)

10:59 AM

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