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.
- 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
- 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!
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.