Thursday, June 30, 2011

The British Are Coming!

Drink Recipe.

I know that drinking a quintessentially British drink on Independence Day may seem a bit sacrilegious, but that's exactly what I'm suggesting. Because a Pimm's Cup is just that good.

Kind of like England's equivalent of a mojito, Pimm's Cups are fantastic to make in large quantities and will most certainly quench your thirst during the hot and sunny holiday weekend. I think you'll like it!

Pimm's Cup

2 oranges, cut into half-moons
2 lemons, cut into half-moons
1 English Cucumber, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced
2 cups Pimm's No. 1
4 cups Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
6 to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leaves

Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, a layer of cucumber slices, and strawberry slices. Repeat the layering, reserving 1/4 of each for garnish. Pour in the Pimm's and Ginger Ale, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into drink.

Divide drink among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.


Kristin said...

That does sound refreshing! What type of alcohol is Pimm's (liquer, rum, vodka, etc)?

Hip Hostess said...

Kristin - Technically Pimm's is part of the gin family. But I am NOT a gin drinker at all(like never ever), and I just love it.