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PIMM’s Summer Drink

PIMM’s is a light and tasty British liqueur, popularly served in summer in a tall glass with ice, some lemon/lime soda, maybe some strawberries and cucumber and a slice of lemon. You can read more about Mr. Pimm’s and the history of the drink on Wikipedia, or just stir up a pitcher and enjoy! šŸ™‚

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Ingredients

  • PIMM’s liqueur
  • Ice
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Ginger ale, lemon/lime soda or unsweetened carbonated waters
  • Lemon slices

Directions

  • Fill a tall glass halfway with ice
  • Add 1.5oz of PIMM’s
  • top with soda
  • Garnish with a lemon slice
  • Optionally stir in some slices of cucumber and strawberries

Enjoy! šŸ™‚

dit-elle-Esther

Cucumber-JalapeƱo Agua Fresca

Here’s another refreshing Agua Fresca recipe, adding to the collection of cool drinks including previously posted: HorchataĀ and Honeydew Lemongrass Agua Fresca.

If you like cucumber, you will love this drink!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded, to taste
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Ice, for serving

Preparation

  • Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a saucepan; simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add mint and jalapeƱo. Cover and steep for 15 minutes; strain.
  • Blend together cucumbers, lime juice and remaining water. Add sugar syrup, to taste. Strain and serve over ice.

Thanks PCC Natural Markets for the inspiration!

dit-elle-Esther