When the weather heats up in England on those long days of summer you’ll find most pubs offering a drink on their menus - Pimm’s. You can buy it by the glass or pitcher and usually it’s a jug filled to the brim with the mix you’ll find in today’s recipe.
Best served with a bunch of friends whilst sitting outside and likely having at least one person complain that it’s just too hot and they know the forecast is rain in the next day or two. That’s how the locals like to ‘enjoy’ the hot weather alongside a tall glass filled with Pimms and stuffed with an array of fruit to add layers of flavor and spice.
Why you’ll love this
Fresh and fruity
Infused with lots of fruit and cucumber and mint makes this a great light and fresh cocktail for lazy summer days.
No cocktail maker needed
You don’t need anything other than a pitcher to mix this as you throw everything into it, stir and serve.
Ingredients for the best Pimms
- Pimm’s: This 25% gin based liqueur, includes quinine (the ingredient found in tonic) making it a perfect companion to lemonade.
- Lemonade: Lemonade soda works best here to add bubbles and sweetness and works best alongside the abundance of garnishes.
- Garnishes: This seems an understatement, but Pimm’s is not the same without an abundance of fresh slices of strawberries, cucumber, orange and sprigs of mint…these are an essential!
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How to make Pimm’s:
Place all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir together.
Pour into serving glasses with additional ice and top with sprigs of mint.
Serve up and enjoy!
Quick easy and full of fruity flavor, this Pimm's recipe is an easy one to double and great way to celebrate warmer days with a hint of British flair.
500 milliliters / 2 cups Pimm’s
1 liter / 4 cups lemonade
Handful fresh mint
3 strawberries, hulled and thickly sliced
1 fresh orange, sliced
1 small cucumber, peeled or sliced
2 cups ice
- Place all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir together.
- Pour into serving glasses with additional ice and top with sprigs of mint.
- Serve up and enjoy!
Recipe by Roamingtaste
- Serving Size: 1 tall glass
- Calories: 331 calories per serve
Keywords: drinks, alcoholic, spring, summer