It's always nice to have a little drinky after a long hard day, isn't it? Some days call for a shot of tequila, while other days something light will do. My favorite new-to-me light drink is a Pimm's Cup. This old school drink has long been a swanky beverage in England, often enjoyed at fancy sporting events (champagne being the other drink of choice). In fact, a Pimm's Cup is to Wimbledon as a Mint Julep is to the Kentucky Derby.
Pimm's No. 1 was invented in England in 1823 as a health drink. It's a gin-based beverage that is slightly reddish in color and has subtle spice and citrus flavors. By volume it is only 25% alcohol, so one drink won't knock you on your keester.
In a tall glass with ice, mix one part Pimm's No.1 with three parts lemonade or lemon soda. Serve with a wedge of cucumber and a sprig of mint. If you want to get fancy you can also add slices of lemon, orange and strawberry.