Pimm's Cup in Calgary?
- alau2 Jun 22, 2008 06:45 PM
I recently discovered a delightful British summer drink called Pimm's.
Its big ingredient is a gin-based mix called Pimm's Cup that someone brought back from duty-free in the U.K.
Anyone know if I can buy it anywhere in Calgary?
Pimm's is readily available in Canada. Most larger liquor stores (SuperStore, Co-op, Liquor Depot, Willow Park) would carry it I think.
I know I have seen it at J Webb Wines (Glenmore Landing) and also Kensington Wine Market.
Pimm's Cup is the name of a cocktail, made with Pimm's No. 1 and lemonade (and some herbs). It is a very popular summertime drink. Pimm's No. 1 is a gin-based spirit.
When you're asking about Pimm's Cup, are you referring to a pre-mixed alcoholic beverage that has lemonade + Pimm's No. 1 - or do you mean Pimm's No. 1 - the gin-based spirit?
If you mean the spirit, Pimm's No. 1 is available at many liquor stores around - i stock it in my liquor cabinet full time. I bought my last bottle at the Royal Liquor Merchants on 17th Ave SW (now Liquor Depot). I've also seen it at Highlander Liquor on 16th Ave NW. I would not be surprised if Willow Park carried it as well. Call the liquor store ahead and check to make sure, but those are your likely bets.
If you're looking for something pre-mixed, im sorry, but i cannot help you there. I wasnt aware of a pre-mixed drink being sold with Pimms in it.
Only place I found that served Pimm's in Calgary was Original Joe's - Pimm's and ginger correctly garnished with a slice of cucumber. It is the most refreshing Summer cocktail.
I discovered the Pimm's No. 1 cup a couple of years ago while living in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Unfortunately, we did have some logistical problems getting a steady supply of Pimm's...however, we have moved to Calgary and I expected it to be easy to procure Pimm's. So far, though, I have had no luck, regardless of the fact that I have invited several coworkers to my home tomorrow and promised the "the cup" but have yet to find it in our new home, Calgary. Anyone know where I can procure the brown elixir in Calgary? o(*.*)o