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Pimm’s Cup

Military families move frequently, meeting new people and experiencing new regions and cultures. Along the way, we pick up new recipes and new traditions. Here is a refreshing summer cocktail popular in England perfect for sharing with a few friends. Adults only please as it contains strong alcohol.

Pimm’s Cup

1 large orange cut into half moons
1 cup of strawberries halved
1 3-inch piece of English cucumber washed and sliced
1 cup of Pimm’s No.1 ( a gin based alcohol with citrus and herbal notes)
2 cups Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
3 large sprigs of mint, crushed gently plus a few loose leaves

Fill a pitcher 1/4 full of ice. Layer in the fruit and cucumber. Pour in Pimms and Sprite. Stir with a long handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into the drink. Serve in tall glasses with a few fruit slices and cucumber in each along with mint.

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Cyndi Mills - Owner | Publisher CMF Magazine

Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 29 years Cyndi has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London, and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military. Raising her third and fourth teenagers, she tries to keep sane by walking, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family while running Canadian Military Family Magazine.

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