Queen of Cups Recipe

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By: Matthew Murphy, Lead Bartender, The Elephant, Baltimore, MD.


  • 1 ounce Pimm’s No 1
  • 3/4 ounce Amaro Montenegro
  • 1/2 ounce London Dry gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • Fever-Tree ginger beer


  1. Muddle cucumber in a shaker tin, and add all ingredients, except the ginger beer.
  2. Give it a short shake, then strain into a copper mug, over ice.
  3. Top off with ginger beer, to fill the mug, and garnish with a cucumber ribbon. 


The classic Pimm’s Cup was my inspiration for this cocktail. The addition of cucumber makes it really cool and refreshing, particularly on a balmy Balimore afternoon.