04 December 2015

We Anglophiles Drink...


(src.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimm%27s)

What’s Pimm’s?

Completely, traditionally British. I call it the 'bitters liqueur', dark-brown colour with a reddish tint, that tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruit. The flavor says it's gotta be good for you.

We always serve it with ginger, but I'm hoping to learn to make an  "English-style"  Pimm's Cup(clear and carbonated) lemonade, as well as various chopped garnishes, particularly apples, cucumber, oranges, lemons, strawberry, and mint or borage. Ginger ale is a common substitute for lemonade. Pimm's can also be mixed with Champagne (or a sparkling white wine), called a "Pimm's Royal Cup". 

(The Pimm's Winter Cup is generally mixed with warm apple juice, something to try soon.)

Pimm's is most popular in England. Cocktails featuring Pimm’s are always refrehing, with a lower alcohol content.

Our most popular Pimm's cup is simple and delicious:
1 Highball glass
1 full shot Pimm's #1
7 oz ginger ale or ginger beer
3 oz lemonade
1 hefty twist of lime

The finish is clean and refreshing. This always wins at dinner parties!