Lemon-lime soda is traditional in this drink, but we prefer less sweet tonic water (and we adore Q!).
3 cups ice cubes
4 large mint sprigs
1/3 cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced thin
1/2 orange, sliced thin (or 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced thin)
1 1/2 cups Pimms
1 bottle (750 ml) tonic (or 3 cups lemon-lime soda such as 7UP or Sprite)
Place ice, mint, cucumber, and orange (or strawberries) in a large pitcher. Using a wooden spoon, lightly beat ingredients over ice to release flavors. Add Pimms and then tonic. Stir and serve.