It’s Pimm’s O’Clock

It’s officially summer and what better way to celebrate than with a cold, fruity glass of Pimm’s & Lemonade.

It’s one of those English drinks that’s just perfect in the summertime heat. Plus, Wimbledon starts tomorrow and with Pimm’s & Lemonade being the classic drink accompaniment to the tournament, it seems like the optimal choice!

Pimm’s, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a British made gin based liqueur (don’t worry if you don’t like gin, you can’t taste it), but it’s made with a much lower percentage of alcohol than gin itself. Pimm’s was established in 1840 and it even has a royal warrant, which means that it’s sold to the royal family. I mean, if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

It’s an absolute English tradition to have this every summer and I am a huge fan! So if you fancy making yourself a glass to accompany the tennis, a jug for your next barbecue, or for any celebration at all, then keep on reading…


INGREDIENTS

For one glass of Pimms you will need:

1 part Pimm’s No. 1

3 parts fizzy lemonade (e.g. Schweppes)

1 strawberry, hulled and cut in half

1/2 an orange slice, cut in half

1 sprig of mint

1/2 a cucumber slice, cut in half

Ice


METHOD

1. Put a few ice cubes in a highball glass. Add the Pimms and lemonade and stir to combine.

2. Top with the fruit and mint and enjoy your wonderful drink!

NOTE: If you want to make a whole jug to share, just increase the millilitres of liquid (but keep the ratio/parts the same) and top with us much fruit as you feel is necessary. Just make sure to pop some ice, a little fruit and mint into each glass before serving from the jug so that everyone gets some!


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