Pimm’s cocktails: much more than just the cup

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Pimm’s - The basics

Pimm’s No.1 is a liqueur based on gin. The gin is infused with herbal botanicals, caramelized orange and delicate spices. It has a dark tea color with a reddish tint. The taste of Pimm’s No.1 has something of spices mixed with citrus.

The story about James Pimm and his Pimm’s cup can be found on the bottle. So I suggest you buy one if you want to find out.

At the moment there are also other types of Pimm’s available. The Pimm’s Winter Cup with a 'cinnamon meets caramel and zesty orange taste'. Also the Pimm’s Blackberry & Elderflower is now on the market. This is based on the Vodka cup with a combination of blackberries and elderflower.

The Pimm’s No. 1 cup – The English classic

The No 1 cup is today as popular as ever. This cocktail is a mixture of Pimm’s No.1, lemonade and freshly chopped ingredients such as cucumber, oranges, lemons, strawberries, apples and mint. The lemonade is also often replaced with ginger ale.

I often serve this to my friends in a slightly different version which I call the Pimm’s Punch. Pimm's can also be mixed with Champagne or a sparkling white wine. This is called the Pimm’s Royal Cup.

Pimm’s - More than only that cup

Of course the Pimm’s Cup is the perfect drink on a warm day. But there’s more that can be done with Pimm's than only the Pimm’s Cup or the Pimm’s Punch. Therefore i suggest you some other Pimm’s recipes which are not so famous... yet. Some of them are perfect for the summer time but also in winter time a Pimm’s drink can come to the rescue.

Pimm’s Lemon Mojito

 A Mojito with that special taste of Pimm's! Try the Pimm's Lemon Mojito. Place a lemon half and some sugar into a cocktail shaker. Muddle well.
Add some mint leaves and muddle gently, do not grind. Add Pimm's. Add ice and shake it well. Top up with some club soda and garnish with mint.

 

The Pimmlet

Forget the Gimlet, here’s the Pimmlet! One of my favorites... Muddle cucumber, mint leaves, and sugar syrup. Add the Pimm’s, some gin and some lime juice. Add ice and shake.
Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish the Pimmlet with a slice of cucumber and some mint leaves. Sit back and relax!

 

Pimm’s Winter Cup

This one is made from the Pimm's variant called the Pimm’s Winter Cup. Really original! Warm up some apple juice and add the Pimm’s.
Then cut an apple and an orange in slices and add these some apple and orange slices to finish your winter cup. This warm drink prefectly fits cold winter evenings

 

 Pimm's Fancy

The Pimm’s Fancy is based on Pimm’s Blackberry & Elderflower. Put some crushed ice in a glass. Pour in Pimm’s, Grand Marnier, organe juice, lime juice and some mint leaves.Decorate it with mint leaves with icing sugar to give it its fancy touch!

It doesn't only taste delicious, it also looks fabulous. And it's  quite easy to prepare!

 

Enjoy!
 

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