Pimms liqueur has a long history as the cocktail of British sport -- from Wimbledon to polo and beyond. There have been several different formulations over the years--each flavored with different botanicals, and each titled with a number--but only the original Pimms #1 is distributed in the U.S.
A rum-based liqueur with citrus notes, Pimms #1 is usually served in a cocktail named Pimms Cup. Its refreshing summertime flavors are enhanced with house-infused cucumber vodka in the "Lex Cup" version.
- 1 oz Pimm's #1
- 1 oz cucumber vodka *
- 1 oz lemon sour mix **
* To infuse your own cucumber vodka: peel and slice 1 English or seedless cucumber, and add to 1 liter of premium vodka. Allow to rest in a refrigerated air-tight container for 2 weeks; shake or agitate daily. Strain and store in the original vodka bottle. Refrigerate. Shelf life 1 month.
** To make Lemon Sour: combine equal parts lemon juice and simple syrup.
Combine all ingredients in a lowball glass with ice, and top with a spritz of ginger ale and club soda. Garnish with cucumber and orange slice, mint sprig and quartered strawberry.
The Lexington originally opened in 1935, and has held on to its grand charm through the decades. After a three-year hiatus, you can enjoy the classics (like pot pie) and new dishes once again. Two bars serve up riffs on classic cocktails, beginning with a social hour every day from 3 to 5 pm. Rooftop dining is coming soon!