Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pimm's


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!

3 comments:

  1. LOVE Pimms! I get my inlaws to bring it to Australia from the UK as its only about $10 a bottle there!

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    1. Wowsers! Talk about an excellent (and cheap) present.

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  2. I have never had Pimms (I'm not a big drinker in general) but do have several friends who rave about it. What lovely links with the memories of your friend's wedding :)

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