How to serve the per­fect glass of Pimm’s

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - INTERVIEW -

There’s no other Bri­tish drink that quite cap­tures sum­mer in a glass like Pimm’s. And with thirsty spec­ta­tors warm­ing up for the Wim­ble­don Cham­pi­onships, we thought it time to shed some light on how to make this fruity con­coc­tion like a pro.

When it’s made right, a Pimm’s tastes ut­terly de­li­cious. But as with all sim­ple cock­tails, it’s easy to get it wrong for the sil­li­est of rea­sons.

“When mak­ing a Pimm’s, don’t go over­board on mint — no one likes hav­ing a gar­den in their glass — or scrimp on the straw­ber­ries, and al­ways make sure you’ve got enough cu­cum­ber and or­anges” says Elly Martin, se­nior brand man­ager at Pimm’s. “The gar­nish is the fin­ish­ing touch to a per­fect glass of Pimm’s,

And with Pimm’s No 6 Vodka Cup be­ing served along­side the orig­i­nal Pimm’s gin­based No 1 Cup for the first time at Wim­ble­don, we’ve sourced the ex­act in­gre­di­ents so you can swing into ac­tion.

1. Pimm’s No 1 Sig­na­ture Serve

In­gre­di­ents: 50ml Pimm’s No 1 Cup, good qual­ity lemon­ade, 2 sliced straw­ber­ries, 2 or­ange wheels/ wedges, 2 slices of cu­cum­ber, 1 sprig of mint

Method: Fill a high­ball glass with ice. Add the Pimm’s, straw­ber­ries, or­ange and cu­cum­ber. Stir slowly and top with lemon­ade. Gar­nish with a sprig of mint and a pa­per straw.

2. Pimm’s No 6 Sig­na­ture Botan­i­cal Serve

Mak­ing its de­but at the ten­nis cham­pi­onships this year, Pimm’s No 6 Vodka cup was orig­i­nally launched in 1964 as the sixth ex­pres­sion in the Pimm’s range.

Light and crisp on the palate, with vi­brant notes of cit­rus fruit and freshly cut herbs, it was de­signed as the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment to oys­ters.

But if oys­ters aren’t your thing, pair a Pimm’s No 6 cup with straw­ber­ries or a cu­cum­ber sand­wich — per­fect for a sum­mer’s day and just how it will be served at Wim­ble­don.

In­gre­di­ents: 50ml Pimm’s No 6 Vodka Cup, botan­i­cal tonic wa­ter (we rec­om­mend Fen­ti­man’s), a rib­bon of cu­cum­ber.

Method: Fill a high ball glass with ice. Add the Pimm’s, top with tonic and stir slowly. Gar­nish with a rib­bon of cu­cum­ber.

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