Friday, June 30, 2006

Pimms and Holidays


This is another recipe that I can't believe I didn't give you sooner! I love Pimms and if you haven't tried it, you don't know what you are missing. Pimms is considered by some to be an English warm weather drink, although I'll drink it year round. It's Gin based and scrumptious! Scott calls it "dirty good" because it's one of those drinks where you don't realize you are drinking alcohol and you can get in trouble if you are not careful.
So be careful, and enjoy.

We are off for our holidays tomorrow. 10 days of sitting on the beach, visiting wineries, and goofing around. I'm sure I'll be having plenty of Pimms, so I'll toast you tomorrow night. Have a wonderful time, and see you soon.


Pimms

One part Pimms
Three parts Lemonade
Thin Cucumber slices
Thin Lemon slices
Mint leaves

Mix well and serve over ice.
It's very important that you do not omit the cucumber. While it may sound weird, it makes all the difference in the world. Trust me.

PS - Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers and Happy 4th of July to you Americans! Be safe!

8 comments:

Sam said...

I totally agree by your definition about it being "dirty" good!

Cyndi said...

I've never heard of Pimms - you say it's "gin-based." So it's not gin? I'll have to do a bit of research on this!

Pamela said...

Have a great vacation!

I'm planning on fixing myself a nice G&T with lime on the rocks to watch the England game!

SweetSarahJ said...

MMM. I tried your recipe last night and it was great! Hubby even liked it and he can't stand any alcoholic drinks. And I get what you mean about the cucumber...

Katy said...

Pimms is a brand, it is sold all over europe, and I am sure you can find it in the states as well. This little one looks quite yum, I´ve never tried it with the cucumber, sounds refreshing.

Rachel said...

this sounds yummy but i have an allergy to gin!

Nerissa said...

I'm one of those who have never tried it. Maybe some day...

Ruth said...

Oh My! Pimms - haven't had it in years. Reminds me of my trip through England and Europe with my sister a million years ago.

Thanks for the memories