Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Pitcher of Summer Pimm's

Summer Pimm's is a very big English tradition for having at any BBQ or in the back garden of a pub in the summer time. Made in England, Pimm's has a unique spiced taste to it but by adding in a mixture of limes, strawberries, mint and, yes, even cucumber this drink heightens all senses and is perfectly refreshing on a hot day. I purchased my Pimm's at a larger liquor store as it's not a common liquor to find in an average American grocery store. I would say you get a bottle of it for about $20US. Also you can use really any sort of fruit combination but it is essential to have the mint and the cucumber. Enjoy this with a group of friends at your next get together.


1/2 cup Pimm's No.1 (more if you are a feeling a little cheeky)
3 cups ice
2 cans lemon lime soda (Schwepp's Lemonade is my favorite but it's only in the UK)
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint
2 orange slices, cut up
1/2 lime cut up, diced
2 inches of a cucumber, sliced
4-5 strawberries, hulled and chopped

*You can also add diced apples and/or lemon slices as well.


Put ice in a large pitcher. Add Pimm's.

Add diced up fruits and mint.

Using a wooden spoon you can mash down fruits and dent the mint to release juices.

Add lemon-lime soda and gently mix.

Serve chilled in a tall glass topped with lovely lime and enjoy!

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