Congratulations, William and Kate. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful. In honor of you and your country, which I so love, I'm bringing back a favorite post. It's a humble gesture, but heartfelt. I'm so happy for you both! Cheers.
Two of my favorite people in the world, who I'll call D and B, introduced me to the fabulously British Pimm's Cup cocktail several years ago. Pimm's is an English gin-based liquor that has been popular over there since the mid-1800s. It's recently caught on a bit in America, and a decent bartender here should know exactly what it is. The flavor profile is mostly herbaceous and somewhat citrusy, and since the alcohol level is relatively low, it's really quite refreshing. A Pimm's Cup would be lovely after a polo or tennis match, but to enjoy this drink you needn't play or care about sports. I certainly don't.
Classic Pimm's Cup
Pour one part Pimm's Cup No. 1 and two parts of lemonade into a tall, ice-filled glass. Stir to mix well, and top off with a splash of club soda or 7Up. Garnish with a long slice of cucumber.