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…
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
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!