Pimm's Cup with Ginger Ale This enduring classic conjures images of afternoon tennis matches and drinks on the lawn. Often made with lemonade alone, our cocktail includes ginger ale to mellow the flavor of Pimm's -- a fruity, spicy gin-based liqueur -- and make it effervescent.
Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1 large English cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes) 2 tablespoons honey 2/3 cup vodka Ice Cucumber slices, for garnish
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup pear nectar 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne or sparkling white wine Directions In a large pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice.
Cajun Lemonade Recipe on Food & Wine-A salute to the flavors of New Orleans, this cocktail spices up Napoleon House's Pimm's Cup (Pimm's No. 1, lemonade and 7-Up) with a splash of Tabasco and a generous dose of rum or vodka.
Island Girl Cocktail Stir together 8 ounces (1 cup) cranberry juice cocktail, 8 ounces (1 cup) vodka, 4 ounces (½ cup) ginger ale, and 2 ounces (¼ cup) fresh lime juice in a large pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses, and garnish with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.