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March 15, 2016

5 Fun Facts About the Pimm’s Cup

Cactus Meets Wimbledon with our New Feature Cocktail

1. A Top Secret Recipe

Pimm’s Liqueur – like all great recipes – is a very closely guarded secret. This fragrant gin-based liqueur boasts distinctive botanics and bitter herbs, caramelized orange and delicate spices that will transport you to sunshine and social events. Many have tried to mimic the Pimm’s No.1 recipe, but no one has come close.

2. Drink Up and Eat Up

Traditionally served with chopped strawberries, cucumber and mint, these alcohol-infused garnishes are the ultimate snack at the end of the glass. What better way to get your daily dose of fruit and vegetables?

3. A ‘Proper’ British Pastime

Seen at Wimbledon, polo matches and the Henley Regatta, the Pimm’s Cup is a fixture at  Britain’s most famous sporting events. Served at Buckingham Palace by appointment to the Queen – you’re in good company as you sip in the sunshine.

4. Pimm’s o’Clock

Pimm’s o’clock was a phrase coined by some clever marketers who clearly loved their Pimm’s. What time is Pimm’s o’clock? Anytime and all the time. You have to appreciate a cocktail that comes with an all-day drinking pass.

5. Why the “Cup”?

Originally served at an oyster bar in London in the 1800’s as a digestif, the homemade concoction mixed by a Mr. Pimm was served in a small tankard known as a No. 1 Cup. Today we serve it in a high ball glass so there’s plenty of room for all that delicious fruit and refreshing mint. Mmmm.

Toast to spring with the perfect Pimm’s Cup, now featuring at a Cactus near you.