You don’t have to travel across the pond to feel as though you’re in the heart of London; grab your best mates and mix up a batch of Pimm’s and Lemonade instead.
Founder James Pimm tried his hand at turning the tart, abundant elderberry into a liqueur that could be sold as a health tincture aiding in digestion. After many failed attempts with whisky and scotch as its base, Pimm found success with gin. The secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs (known only to “The Pimms Six”) became so popular that he began to sell it at his seaside oyster bar.
So when the sun is high, get out your croquet set and sip this cheeky drink with good friends.
1 green apple
¼ large cucumber
4-5 sprigs of mint
3 cups lemonade
1 cup Pimms No. 1 Cup
Wash and very thinly slice all of the fruit.
Leave the skin on the cucumber and thinly slice.
Place the mint in the bottom of a large carafe and muddle.
Add the lemonade and the Pimm’s and stir to combine. Add the rest of the fruit to the carafe and serve in ice-filled glasses or place in the fridge to cool before serving.