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Pimp your Pimm’s

Summer’s new must-have cocktails...

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Pimm’s has become synonymous with the British summertime but how many of us know how to make the perfect jug? Learn from the experts and discover new ideas to pimp up your Pimm’s too...

The mixologists at Pimm’s recommend the following recipe, to be served in a highball glass:

  • 50ml Pimm’s No 1
  • 150ml lemonade
  • fresh mint leaves
  • chopped strawberries
  • sliced orange
  • chopped cucumber
  • plenty of ice

Fill the glass with ice, pop in the mint and fruit, pour in the Pimm’s and top with lemonade. To make a pitcher, keep the ratios the same and add handfuls of fruit and herbs.

But don’t feel restricted to the tried and tested. Have some fun with your Pimm’s with these delicious recipe ideas:

1. Fizz it up

Make a Royal Cup or Pimm’s Royale by adding champagne, Three Choirs sparkling wine or cava in place of the lemonade.

2. A new twist

Experiment with new flavours such as basil, strawberry and black pepper; rosemary, raspberry and pink peppercorns, or just swap the mint for other herbs such as thyme or lemon balm.

3. Enhance with elderflower

The trend for elderflower cocktails is not slowing up and using sparkling elderflower from Bottlegreen makes a refreshing alternative to lemonade.

4. Add some ginspiration

You can’t get away from gin these days so give in and add a drop of Sibling Gin to your Pimm’s to boost the botanicals and flavour.

5. Freeze it

Make your own alcopop by pouring your Pimm’s cocktail into lollipop moulds, giving you a grown-up way to cool down on a hot day!