Traditional Pimms No.1 Take one slice of orange, lemon, apple, cucumber per person and one sprig of mint and add to two parts lemonade to one part Pimms.
Turbo Pimms No.1 As above but five parts lemonade, two parts Pimms, one part gin.
2 oranges, cut into half-moons
2 lemons, cut into half-moons
1 Persian cucumber (see Notes) or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber, washed and sliced
2 cupsPimm's No. 1 (see Notes)
4 cupsSprite or other lemon-lime soda
6 to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leaves
Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, and a layer of cucumber slices. Repeat the layering. Pour in the Pimm's and Sprite, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into drink. Divide drink among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.
Notes: Persian cucumbers are small, thin-skinned, virtually seedless, and very tasty. They're sold at well-stocked grocery"