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June 2017

19 Jun

A PERFECT SUMMER DRINK: THE PIMM’S CUP

Summer is in full swing, and we all know what that means.  It's hot and only going to get hotter.  This makes it the perfect time to begin creating your list of cool and refreshing libations for the warm months ahead.  I want to start with the Pimm's Cup.  It's a New Orleans staple and like bread pudding, this tasty drink travelled all the way from London to be received by New Orleans with open arms.  The Pimm's Cup dates back to the 1840's when the proprietor of an oyster bar in London, James Pimm, invented the drink using gin and a secret mixture of herbs. He promoted it as being a medicinal tonic that improved one's digestion. It was served in a tankard referred to as a No. 1 cup,...
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