Time for Pimm’s and lemonade!

The weather in London continues to surprise me this summer. I have already mentioned that it rains here less than in most European countries this year and temperatures are around pleasant 24 degrees. Today it’s even sunny.
In England this can mean only one thing – it’s time for Pimm’s and lemonade.


Pimm’s is a brand of liqueur first produced by Mr James Pimm in 1823 and has 6 different versions among which Pimm’s no 1 is the most popular one. It is based on gin but the full list of ingredients is kept secret.

In England it is drunk on a hot day (I would normally made a joke here, something like: ‘this probably means two days per year’ but I am going to keep quiet this summer actually) and served with fruits and mint.
So grab a bottle next time you are in the UK, mix 1 part of Pimm’s with 3 parts lemonade, add some ice, strawberries, slices of lemon, oranges, apples and cucumbers (well, yes, they actually add cucumbers to their cocktails here) and few pieces of mint and enjoy!

Or you can visit my favourite place for Pimm’s – The Old Mill pub in Berkhamstead which I have already recommended on this blog.

PS. No strawberries at home this time so I made my Pimm’s with oranges and lemons only. Cheers ;)

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