Pimms O’Clock

It’s the mid-summer, the days are long – perfect weather for sitting outside with a nice refreshing Pimms cocktail enjoying a good book?

Yeah, so I’ve got young kids who go outside, and they always try to kill each other on the trampoline, or accuse each other of various misdemeanours. So it’s usually something to keep my throat lubricated while shouting at the kids! You know how it is…

The Ultimate Salter Family Pimms Jug

Ingredients

  • 250ml Pimms no 1 cup
  • Lemonade
  • Ginger Ale
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Apple slices
  • Cucumber slices
  • Slice of Orange
  • Fresh Mint
  • Ice

The thing that shocks people about this recipe is the addition of ginger ale into the Pimms. I don’t know if it’s my family thing, but let me gift it to you, as it really makes this cocktail pop.

Method

  1. Add halved strawberries to the jug with slices of cucumber and apple and pour the Pimms over the top. Let the fruit marinade for as long as possible (five minutes of so if you can). The fruit tastes amazing afterwards.
  2. Next add a generous handful of ice and pour over slowly at an angle (so not to mix) one part lemonade to one part ginger ale.
  3. Add the mint and orange wedges to the top.

It’s the kind of cocktail that you can just keep on topping the jug with ingredients as the afternoon progresses. Traditionally the herb used isn’t mint, but Borrage (grows wild everwhere), which goes better with lemon slices than orange.

Enjoy! James

3 thoughts on “Pimms O’Clock

  1. Nice one James! I enjoy a glass of Pimms but more regularly quaff Aperol Spritz as it’s more difficult to find Pimms in France.

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