Monday, June 16, 2014

An Orange Pimm's Cup

One of my favorite summer drinks is a Pimm's Cup, where you serve Pimm's No. 1 topped off with lemonade, mint, orange slices, and diced cucumber and strawberries. It's not particularly complicated, and it's pretty and refreshing. In an attempt to use up odds and ends in the pantry and fridge (since we're moving to Texas at the end of the week), I've come up with a new twist on the old classic which I'm dubbing an Orange Pimm's Cup. It's even more simple than the original, and it's a perfect way to make an orange soda a little more grown up. Please note that it is ideal for sitting out on the porch soaking up afternoon sun, for backyard cookouts, for bridal showers, or for calming your nerves prior to a cross-country move (that last one is purely hypothetical of course). Cheers to summer everyone!
Serves 1

Whole Foods Tangerine Italian Soda (or any orange soda)
A handful of raspberries or strawberries
Optional: mint sprig

Fill a highball glass roughly 2/3rds full with ice. Add in your fruit of choice.

Pour in the Pimm's, and top off with tangerine or orange soda. 

Stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig and a pretty paper straw if desired.

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