The I.E. Green Tea Pimm's Cup
The original Pimm’s Cup started as a health drink in mid-19th century London from bar owner James Pimm. Give it a try and you’ll see that this is a refreshing and revitalizing drink to help with the typically intense heat of the Dog Days of summer. With our IEGT Lemon you also get 300 mg of antioxidants to help boost immunity and fight free radicals.
Even though the Pimm’s Cup started in London, this drink has found a loyal following in New Orleans where temperatures and humidity make this cocktail a very welcome refreshment. Of course, this is a tasty and refreshing cocktail anywhere temperatures become unpleasantly warm.
We are, of course, in the Dog Days of Summer which is traditionally the hottest part of the year. The term Dog Days of Summer derives from the rising in the east of the star system Sirius which is also known as the Dog Star and is part of the constellation Canis Majoris. These unpleasant days begin in early- to mid-July and last between 30 and 60 days. In modern times these days are typically defined as lasting from July 3rd to August 11th.
This year seems hotter than usual and, while we cannot change the weather, we can find ways to make the swelteringly hot days a bit more enjoyable. With that goal in mind, we present our version of a London classic and New Orleans favorite, the IEGT Pimm’s Cup.
1 packet IEGT Lemon
2 ¼ oz Pimm’s No. 1
6 oz Sparkling Water, to top
Garnish: cucumber slice, mint sprig, and strawberry
- Place the IEGT Lemon and Pimm’s No. 1 in a highball glass over ice.
- Top with sparkling water and gently stir to combine.
- Garnish with a cucumber slice, mint sprig, and strawberry.
- Add lemon and orange wheels if desired.
- Of course, feel free to adjust the ratios of Pimm’s No. 1 and sparkling water to suit your taste.
- Enjoy responsibly.