Pimm's and Cantaloupe

Pimm's and Cantaloupe

This is a lovely, iced tea-colored sipper that refreshes perfectly, and wonderfully complements a smoky prosciutto on toast. It's drier than your standard Pimm's Cup, with just soda, ginger, and lemon slices instead of sweet sparkling lemonade, and wedges of heirloom cantaloupe instead of cucumbers (they're botanical cousins).

  • Yield:1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces chilled Pimm's No. 1
  • 2 ounces chilled club soda
  • Garnish
  • 3 slices lemon
  • 5 paper-thin slices of ginger
  • 1" thick wedge of fresh cantaloupe (preferably an aromatic, heirloom variety)

Directions

  1. 1.

    Add ice, Pimm's, and soda to glass. Stir gently.

  2. 2.

    Add lemon, ginger slices, and cantaloupe to the glass. Serve immediately.