Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of Pimms! Quintessentially British, this fresh and fruity punch is always a crowd-pleaser and is ideal for serving at BBQ’s, parties and afternoon teas – the perfect way to cool off in the sun.
A gin-based spirit, Pimms is a liqueur made up of a combination of warm spices, botanicals and caramelised orange – giving it its signature fruity scent. Rarely enjoyed neat, Pimms is often mixed with lemonade to create its luscious summery taste. A Pimms is often called a fruit cup, referring to the array of seasonal berries and citrus fruits included within the drink.
A Pimms is a notoriously easy drink to make, but that doesn’t distract from the wow-factor it presents – here’s how to make one.
While you can enjoy a refreshing glass of Pimms in any cocktail glass you wish to use, we would recommend using the traditional highball glass – allowing for lots of room to add ice and fruity additions to your beverage.
The classic Pimms and lemonade sure is delicious, but there are other variations of this popular punch which are equally as mouth-watering. Why not try swapping the lemonade out for other types of fizz to create fruitier and more complex flavours?
Flavoured soda and tonic waters are easy to find, with many supermarkets now offering a wide range of these products to choose from. Rhubarb, raspberry, ginger and elderflower flavours all work particularly well with the subtle spices of the gin liqueur.
A pitcher of Pimms is super easy to whip up, and yet they’re quite the staple of a garden party or summer gathering. Get creative with your fruity flavours to make an array of different combinations, each more interesting and delicious than the last.