In association with thebar.com
I don’t think a summer has gone by without Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade being enjoyed here. It’s just terribly British and compliments summer gatherings and BBQs perfectly. So when thebar.com asked if I’d like to come up with my own spin on a classic cocktail it simply had to be Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade.
The classic recipe includes strawberries and cucumber but I like to switch things around a little sometimes so here I have used cherries plus slices of apple, kiwi fruit and orange topped with the classic sprig of mint, I don’t think a classic should be played around with too much! I also frost the glass as it just makes it so much more fun and gives a sense of occasion even if you aren’t having a summer party but just a leisurely chilling on your patio!
I discovered the simplest way to frost a glass is to place a slice of orange (peel cut off) on a flat surface and swivel the rim of the glass over it and then dip into a saucer of caster sugar. So simple and so effective!
I do hope you try my version of Pimm’s No.1 and Lemonade and don’t forget to eat the luscious fruit at the end, I find that one of the best bits! Do you have a favourite cocktail that you like to give you own spin be it big or small? Do let me know in the comments.
Here are some classic cocktails from fellow bloggers which you might like to experiment with:
- Top Tips for the Perfect Gin & Tonic – Fuss Free Flavours
- Singapore Sling – Foodie Quine
- Mojito – Tin & Thyme
- Non Alcoholic Mojito – Fab Food 4 All
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NB: This post commissioned by thebar.com, all opinions are my own.
Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade – my take on this classic!
- 50 mls Pimm’s No.1
- 150 mls lemonade
- 2 cherries
- 1 slice orange halved
- 1 slice kiwi fruit halved
- 2 slices apple which has been cored & quartered
- sprig of mint
- ice cubes
- For glass frosting:
- slice of orange peel removed
- caster sugar for dipping
- Frost the glass by placing the orange slice onto a flat surface and rotating the rim of the glass over it so that the whole rim is wetted.
- Place some caster sugar in a saucer (about 2 mm) and shake level, then dip the glass in the sugar to coat.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add the Pimm’s No 1.
- Then add the fruit and lemonade.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and add a straw.
- To make a jug add ice and handfuls of fruit keeping the ratio of 1 part Pimm’s No 1 to 3 parts lemonade.