Stopped by my local liquor monger today, wanting to pick up a bottle of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (they only got 3 bottles, sold out) ... and picked up a bottle of Pimm's No. 1. Had my first Pimm's Cup at the Napoleon House in New Orleans. Great summer drink! Very refreshing ... a super cooler. Here's the recipe via the Napoleon House website @

Fill a tall 12 oz glass with ice and add 1.25 oz Pimm's No.1 and 3 oz lemonade. Top off with 7Up and garnish with cucumber.

I substitute ginger ale or Ale 8 for the 7Up ... and garnish with a cucumber spear rather than a slice of cucumber ... the cuke really adds to the flavor profile of the drink.

Another Pimm's cocktail from ...

Maryís Pimmís cocktail1.5 oz. Pimmís
1.5 oz. gin Ė preferably Hendrickís
1 oz. Pellegrino
I tall sprig of mint
Additional mint for garnish

A very nice cocktail also ...