A perennial favorite in England, a Pimm's Cup is a punch that is made from Pimm's No. 1 -- a gin-based drink first sold in 1859 -- and ginger ale or soda, garnished with mint, strawberries, lemons, and cucumbers.
In a large pitcher, combine fruit with the Pimm's; let stand 3 to 4 hours. Fill each glass halfway with ice. Pour about 1/3 cup fruit mixture into each, and fill with soda; stir. Place a cucumber spear in each glass; garnish with a mint sprig. Serve.