Pimms and Lemonade
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Pimms and Lemonade
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.68 / 5
Touted as the best British summer cocktail, this classic drink takes Pimms and mixes it with a heap of fruit and lemonade! A classic choice for a nice summer's day. Touted as the best British summer cocktail, this classic drink takes Pimms and mixes it with a heap of fruit and lemonade! A classic choice for a nice summer's day.
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Pimm's No. 1
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2.53% | 4.81 units *
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Easy
Classic
Stirred

Pitcher glass

Ingredients

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200ml 6.76oz 20cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Pimm's and Lemonade is a quintessentially British summertime tipple that perfectly balances herbaceous and fruity flavors, creating a refreshingly light cocktail ideal for sipping in the sun. The combination of Pimm's No. 1 with its subtly spicy and citrusy notes, effervescent lemonade, and the fresh garnishes of cucumber, strawberry, and mint, contributes to a harmonious blend that's both invigorating and soothing.

Method
How to make a Pimms and Lemonade

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ice to a jug and half-fill with the Pimms, then top up with lemonade
Add mint, sliced strawberries and sliced cucumber
Stir and serve
~ You can choose to add any fruit you prefer! ~

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve Pimms and Lemonade?

Pimms and Lemonade is a quintessentially British summer drink, making it perfect for warm weather gatherings such as garden parties, barbecues, picnics, and outdoor events like Wimbledon-viewing parties. Its refreshing and fruity nature makes it a hit during spring and summer months.

FAQ

Can Pimms and Lemonade be made in advance?

Yes, you can prepare Pimms and Lemonade in advance, but it's best to add the lemonade just before serving to maintain its fizz. Mix the Pimm's No. 1, mint leaves, strawberries, and cucumber in a pitcher and refrigerate. When ready to serve, top it up with cold lemonade for a fresh and bubbly taste.

FAQ

Are there any variations of Pimms and Lemonade that I can try?

Absolutely! While the classic Pimms and Lemonade is a favorite, you can experiment with adding different fruits such as oranges, apples, or even adding ginger ale instead of lemonade for a slightly different taste. Some add a splash of gin to elevate the alcohol content, or sparkling water for a lighter version.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is the ideal garnish for Pimms and Lemonade?

The ideal garnishes for Pimms and Lemonade are often the ingredients used within the drink for coherence in flavor. This includes fresh mint leaves, sliced strawberries, and cucumber. Adding a lemon or orange slice can also enhance its appearance and add a citrusy aroma.

FAQ

How much Pimms and Lemonade does this recipe make and how many does it serve?

This recipe yields 1900ml of Pimms and Lemonade, which is ideal for serving in a pitcher. Depending on glass size, this can serve approximately 8-10 people, making it perfect for social gatherings and ensuring that everyone gets a refreshing glass of this delightful summer beverage.

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