In some ways, the Pimm’s Cup is Britain’s answer to America’s sherry cobbler, given its scant alcohol content and flashy garnish game. But the drink, named for the brownish-red, gin-derived liqueur it’s built around, also has plenty in common with the mint julep, as that drink’s association with the Kentucky Derby is comparable to the Pimm’s Cup’s ubiquity at Wimbledon. Both cup and cobbler are simple examples of session cocktails built around a single low-proof element.
— Drew Lazor
Recipe: Classic, adapted by Dan Greenbaum, Diamond Reef, Brooklyn, New York
Garnish: STRAWBERRY, MINT SPRIG
ON-DEMAND: Listen to Faith talk to Drew about this classic cocktail.
Excerpted from Session Cocktails: Low-Alcohol Drinks for Any Occasion by Drew Lazor and the Editors of PUNCH. Copyright ©2018 by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Photos copyright ©2018 Lizzie Monro.