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Izumi Pimm: A Shochu Pimm’s Cup

Izumi Pimm shochu pimm's cup

Sweet potato shochu adds complexity to the low-proof classic.

At San Francisco’s Pabu, imo shochu gives the classic Pimm’s Cup a new twist.


  • 2 oz. imo shochu
  • 1/2 oz. Pimm’s
  • 1/4 oz. ginger liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • slice of cucumber
  • 2 mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • Tools:muddler, shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:Fresh mint leaves


Muddle 1 slice of cucumber and 2 mint leaves in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice, then strain into a glass over one large ice cube. Garnish.

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