Thursday, June 23, 2011


What is Pimms? My new favorite summertime drink.

How to Make The Perfect Glass of Pimms*:

Add 1-1.5 shots of Pimms No.1** to a glass. Fill the rest with Lemonade***. Stir in some fresh mint leaves. Mix in sliced cucumber, lemon, lime, and if you're feeling fancy, strawberries.

* This is not an official recipe. It's my own after observing several bartenders. I've made it and it's good!
** Pimms is a gin-based liqueur. FYI.
** Actually don't use lemonade. Use tonic water. Brits call it lemonade, no idea why.

Now, hm. All I need is summer to arrive. Don’t get me started on these English “summers”.

1 comment:

  1. Here in the U.K. one can buy fizzy lemonade ... near the tonic water in shops. One uses that lemonade from Pimms ... also, the alcohol content of Pimms is low so most people add a shot of gin to the glass.

    summer is upon us ... Pimms time!


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