While most Flickr users are adding strawberries or raspberries to the original recipe, here is the how for a perfectly refreshing warm-weather cocktail (I could use one today!):
1 1/2 cups Pimm's No. 1 1 navel orange, cut crosswise into thin slices 1 lemon, cut crosswise into thin slices 3/4 cup firmly packed mint leaves and tender stems 1 1/2 cups cold ginger ale or lemon lime soda 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges About 3 cups ice 1 apple, quartered, cored, and cut into thin slices
In a large pitcher, combine the Pimm's, the orange and lemon slices, and the mint. Chill for about 10 minutes. Stir in the ginger ale.
Put two cucumber wedges, standing on end, into each of four 1-pint glasses. Fill halfway with ice. Pour in the Pimm's mixture. Push the mint down into the drinks and divide the orange, lemon, and apple slices among the drinks.
Recipe courtesy of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.