Monday, May 7, 2012

A Pimm's Cup at the Queen Vic....

..and got a bit of a history lesson, too!!!
The Queen Vic Pimm's Cup is quite good. It is made with Pimm's #1, a gin based Pimms.

I guess there are variations of Pimms. This Pimm's Cup is made with Pimm's #1, lime juice, ginger syrup, fresh cucumber (I saw the bartender mashing the cucumber in the bottom of the glass, I took that as a very good sign that this Pimm's cup was going to be tasty.), mint and ginger beer. Voila, an excellent Pimm's Cup!

The story of how Pimm's was first made is on the back of the bottle.
It seems that James Pimm, an oyster bar owner in London circa 1823, developed this liqueur to aid with digestion. The first Pimm's was made from gin, quinine and different spices. It was served in a small tankard, called cup #1, hence the name, Pimm's #1. Other Pimm's are made from Scotch whiskey ( Pimm's #2), Brandy (Pimm's #3), Rum (Pimm's #4), Rye Whiskey (Pimm's #5) and Vodka (Pimm's #6)

Pimm's Cup is a refreshing drink, great for the summer. It is a bit high on sugar content, oh well.

Quote of the Day: "A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar. "
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The Queen Vic - Pub and Kitchen
2712 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098

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