Turbo Pimms
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Turbo Pimms
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The Turbo Pimms is a cocktail that puts a twist on the traditional Pimms experience by combining it with the effervescent kick of Smirnoff Ice. A blend of the classic ... more The Turbo Pimms is a cocktail that puts a twist on the traditional Pimms experience by combining it with the effervescent kick of Smirnoff Ice. A blend of the classic herbaceous and citrus flavors of Pimm's No. 1 with the crisp and slightly tangy taste of Smirnoff Ice, this cocktail offers a refreshing and invigorating drinking experience. Typically served in a shot glass, the Turbo Pimms is a cold beverage that's enjoyed for its bold flavor profile, making it a popular choice for those seeking a quick and powerful taste adventure. Its unique flavor combination appeals to enthusiasts looking for an innovative blend in a compact form.
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Pimm's No. 1
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14.25% | 0.86 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Turbo Pimms

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the ingredients together and add to a shot glass to serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Turbo Pimms to ensure a good mix of the ingredients?

To properly stir the Turbo Pimms, use a long-handled bar spoon and gently insert it into the shot glass. Move the spoon in a circular, swirling motion, making sure to reach the bottom of the glass to mix the Smirnoff Ice and Pimm's No. 1 thoroughly. Aim for about 10-15 seconds of stirring to ensure the beverage is well-combined but not overly diluted.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Turbo Pimms for maximum enjoyment?

The best way to serve a Turbo Pimms is to chill the ingredients beforehand. Serving it in a cold shot glass will enhance the refreshment factor. It's ideal for sampling in a formal gathering or as a novel item in a cocktail party, providing a quick, refreshing alcoholic shot that's different from the usual offerings.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Turbo Pimms compare to that of a standard beer or wine?

The alcohol content of the Turbo Pimms is 14.25%, which is significantly higher than that of a standard beer (around 4-6%) and higher than most wines (about 9-14%). This makes the Turbo Pimms a stronger choice, suited for small, concentrated servings as in a shot form.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some interesting variations to try when making a Turbo Pimms?

For a twist, you can add a splash of lemonade or ginger ale to the Turbo Pimms for a slightly different flavor that's more effervescent. Another variation involves adding a small amount of fresh mint leaves or cucumber slices for a refreshing herbal note. These modifications can be stirred in gently to avoid excessive carbonation loss.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of ice alcopop in place of Smirnoff Ice when making a Turbo Pimms?

Yes, you can substitute Smirnoff Ice with another type of ice alcopop that suits your taste preferences or what's readily available. The key is to opt for a flavor that complements the herbal quality of Pimm's No. 1. However, do note that substitutions may slightly alter the final taste and alcohol content of the Turbo Pimms.

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