PERFECT PIMMS

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The British have many traditions.  Most of them make me smile but none so much as a good glass of Pimms.

NOTE: If you live in Canada, like I do now and you are reading this confused about this Pimms stuff, I suggest you get to a Wine and Beyond and buy some (its in the gin section) and try a glass of English delight! 


WHERE DID IT COME FROM?


Usually credited to James Pimm, a shellfish monger from Kent who opened his famous Pimm's Oyster Bar in London in 1823. Using gin, quinine and his own secret mixture of herbs, Pimm created a drink that he served as an aid to digestion.
 

PERFECT PIMMS


  • 3 parts lemonade to one part Pimm's (Lemonade as in the fizzy stuff with bubbles not flat!
  • 1 slice orange
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 1 sliced strawberry
  • sprig of mint
 

ALSO REQUIRED


  • Rain, with slight breaks of sunshine.  You make the drink and await the sunshine, whereby you rush outside start the BBQ and burn the sausages whilst drinking the Pimms
  • Tennis, Showjumping or any lovely British outdoor sport- as long as it's not delayed by the rain.
  • A Royal Wedding- Pimms tastes at its best whilst watching Royals get married- its just a fact! 

 

METHOD


Pour Pimm's into a glass half filled with ice. Add fruit and fill the glass with more ice. Top with lemonade, lightly stir and serve. For an alternative to lemonade, try ginger ale.



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5 comments

  1. Bahaha. This post made me smile. I love the requirements for this beverage!

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  2. This sounds lovely, and delish... thank you for sharing.

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  3. I can't believe as a Canadian living in the UK I've never tried Pimms! That's it, I've bookmarked this recipe and I'm going to put Pimms on the shopping list! :)

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    1. I put it up there with Fish and Chips as being the very best Britain has to offer!

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