Friday Night Cocktails: Pimm's Cup

Pimm's Cup is how the Brits beat the heat while watching Wimbledon each summer.  Its a refreshing combination of sliced fruit, cucumber, and Pimm's No. 1, a spicy and herbal gin based liqueur.  Because its fairly low in alcohol, its a perfect cocktail to drink while sitting in the sun watching tennis or any summer sporting event.  

Pimm's Cup (recipe adapted from Zara Findlay-Shirras)

Combine Pimm's No. 1 liqueur with sliced strawberries, lemon, and cucumber in a large container and allow the flavors to marry a while.  Ladle a cups worth of the mixture into a glass with some ice and top off with lemon soda (Sprite or Pellegrino Limonata) and a sprig of fresh mint.  If your favored player is losing add gin.