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Recipe - Pimms three ways…

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Published: 12/07/2016   Last Updated: 12/07/2016 11:07:22   Tags: Recipe-Pimms-Three-Ways

There’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of Pimm’s especially when watching Wimbledon so here are three ways in which you can enjoy this classic summer drink:

Pimms with Lemonade
Sliced fruit such as cucumber, peaches and strawberries work well. Make sure that you use really fresh fruit so that it doesn’t go mushy – add this to a jug of 50ml of Pimm’s and 100ml of lemonade – or basically one part Pimm’s to three parts Lemonade, try and avoid sugar free or cheap lemonades, and if you like your drink less sweet add tonic water instead.  Fill up the rest with ice, and garnish with mint, strawberries and cucumber. Stir and serve.
If you want to prepare a jug before your guests arrive make sure that you add the ice and lemonade at the last moment, because there is nothing worse than flat lemonade in a glass of Pimm’s.

Pimms with Whiskey
This is a variant on the classic Pimms recipe, you can also use Bourbon instead, add 1 ½ measure of Pimms, 2/3 of Scotch Whisky, 1/3 lemon juice and 5 measures of Lemonade to a jug and then fill with ice, Pimm’s is one of the only drinks which is better when slightly diluted with melted ice.

Southern Punch Pimms
This recipe is great if you are hosting a big party, if not just reduce the quantities - Mix 1 bottle of Pimm’s, with a bottle of Bourbon, ¼ bottle of sweet Vermouth, ¼ bottle of white Rum, 330ml of Orange juice, 1 bottle of Champagne or Sparkling wine – add a selection of fruits, we would suggest strawberries, pineapple, cherries and peaches.