Thursday, January 31, 2013
I'm a relatively new to the Pimm's bandwagon but I can say that I have taken to it with gusto. If you have never drunk Pimm's before it is a a gin-based drink containing a secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs. You generally drink it in a 1:3 ratio with lemonade (7-Up for any US readers), usually with some added fruit.
My first experience of Pimm's was at my gorgeous friend Floss's wedding. They were married in a garden ceremony at11am. Straight after the ceremony we had the wedding cake accompanied by Pimm's and lemonade. I will never forget standing in those gorgeous gardens, eating fruit cake and drinking Pimm's. It was a really unique wedding and it definitely started a love affair with Pimm's for me.
These days I love to fill my glass with fruit, making it into a kind of Pimm's punch. A few slices of orange, a couple of strawberries, a stick or two of cucumber and some mint all topped with Pimm's and lemonade makes for an incredibly refreshing beverage. It really is a perfect summer cocktail, sweet and fruity yet with that distinctive tang. As a matter of fact I might go pour myself one now!