Pimm’s Spritz

Bobby Heugel, Tongue Cut Sparrow | Houston

This is a relatively simple Pimm’s Royale—that is, a basic Pimm’s cup livened up by a good dose of Champagne. The drink is emblematic of the restrained classicism to be found at the Houston bar Tongue-Cut Sparrow. The perennial argument regarding the proper garnish of this drink is answered with the use of both cucumber and mint.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Pimm’s No.1
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (2:1, sugar:water)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Champagne, to top

Garnish: 2 orange wheels, 2 cucumber wheels (inside the glass), 3 cucumber wheels pierced with a mint sprig

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the Champagne, in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a tulip glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with cucumber wheels, orange wheels and cucumber pierced with mint.