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Savoring Summer Iced Teas: Pimm's Cup

You may be surprised at how refreshing it can be to let yourself get a little crazy with the iced tea brews.
By Maggie Oster
August/September 1999
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Pimm’s Cup, a summer drink made from a gin-based, slightly fruity liquor called Pimm’s No. 1, was created in 1840 by the Englishman James Pimm and is reportedly a favorite of Queen Elizabeth.

  • Handful of borage leaves

  • Sliced lime

  • Sliced orange

  • 1 cup Pimm’s No. 1

  • 3/4 cup ginger ale or lemon-flavored soda

  • 21/4 cups ginger ale or lemon-flavored soda

  • 11/2 cups sparkling mineral water

1. Combine borage leaves, lime, and orange with Pimm’s and 3/4 cup soda.

2. Let stand for 30 minutes, then add remaining soda and spark­ling water.
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