Hello, Hungry Couple readers! Since Anita has already written some introductory words about me here, I’ll just thank her for the opportunity to guest post and get straight to telling you about the recipe I’ll share today. I was first introduced to Pimm’s No. 1 cup, a classic English cocktail, when we were living in Abu Dhabi more than 25 years ago. That won’t seem as surprising when I tell you that what is now called the United Arab Emirates was formed after the end of British protection in 1971. And that mutually beneficial relationship dated back to the late 1700s.
Ingredients per serving
Lots of ice
Several fresh mint leaves
1-2 slices orange
1-2 slices of cucumber
1 1/2 oz or 45ml Pimm’s No. 1
3/4 oz or 22ml vodka
5-6 oz or 150-175ml lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite.)
More mint and strawberries to garnish, if desired.
Halve your strawberries and slice your orange and cucumber. Start building the drink from the bottom in a long, tall glass, starting with an orange slice, a mint leaf or two, a slice of cucumber and half a strawberry, along with some ice. Then repeat. Pour in your measure of Pimm’s, then your measure of vodka. Top up with the lemon-lime soda. Garnish with sprig of mint and strawberry if desired.