Summer Pimm’s Cocktail
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Summer Pimm’s Cocktail
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The Summer Pimm's Cocktail is a refreshing and quintessentially British drink that encapsulates the spirit of summer gatherings and garden parties. This cocktail is a variation that melds the herby ... more The Summer Pimm's Cocktail is a refreshing and quintessentially British drink that encapsulates the spirit of summer gatherings and garden parties. This cocktail is a variation that melds the herby and fruity notes of Pimm's No. 1—a gin-based liqueur with a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century—with the spicy sweetness of ginger ale. The ensemble is often garnished with a slice of lemon, adding a zesty flourish that elevates its character. Typically served in a highball glass, this effervescent beverage is a popular choice for those seeking a light and aromatic drink to sip during warm weather festivities.
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Pimm's No. 1
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Lemon
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7.2% | 2.16 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Summer Pimm’s Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a large tall glass, add five large ice cubes
Add three shots of Pimms
Top the glass up with ginger ale and stir
Garnish with a lemon slice and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What exactly is Pimm's No. 1, and how does it contribute to the flavor of the Summer Pimm’s Cocktail?

Pimm's No. 1 is a gin-based liqueur made in England, known for its dark tea color with a reddish tint, and it tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruits. In the Summer Pimm’s Cocktail, it provides a balanced and complex base, blending seamlessly with the ginger ale to create a refreshing, slightly fruity, and herbal flavor profile ideal for summer.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Summer Pimm’s Cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Summer Pimm’s Cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to gently mix the Pimm's No. 1 with the ginger ale without creating too much fizz or diluting the drink too quickly. Stirring helps to preserve the carbonation of the ginger ale, maintaining the cocktail's refreshing effervescence.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnishes work well with a Summer Pimm’s Cocktail to enhance its appearance and flavor?

Common garnishes for a Summer Pimm’s Cocktail include fresh fruits like strawberries, cucumbers, orange slices, and mint leaves. These garnishes add visual appeal and complement the fruity and herbal notes of the cocktail, making it more refreshing and aesthetically pleasing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Summer Pimm’s Cocktail compare to other popular summer cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.2%, the Summer Pimm’s Cocktail is relatively light in comparison to other popular summer cocktails like Margaritas or Mojitos, which typically have higher alcohol contents. This makes it a great choice for those seeking a less potent option that’s still flavorful and refreshing.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving the Summer Pimm’s Cocktail?

The Summer Pimm’s Cocktail is perfect for warm weather gatherings, such as garden parties, barbecues, picnic outings, or casual summer evenings with friends. Its refreshing nature and low alcohol content make it a delightful choice that suits a wide range of summer social events.

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