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Pimm's Cups are a classic drink for warm, summer days like today. Elixir mixologist H. Joseph Ehrmann riffs on the cocktail with cooling celery and suggests other variations, such as adding a quarter of a kiwi to the blend or a touch of salt or lemon pepper on the glass rim.
1-inch fresh English cucumber
2-inch celery stalk, closer to the heart for sweetness
1/4 cup cilantro
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce Pimm’s
3/4 ounce agave nectar
1 1/2 ouce Square One Cucumber organic vodka
1. In a mixing glass, muddle the cucumber, celery, cilantro, and lemon juice into a pulp.
2. Add the Pimm’s, agave nectar, and vodka. Cover in ice, and shake hard for 10 seconds.
3. Strain over fresh ice, and garnish with a center piece of celery.