Pimm’s – a fantastic drink for the Summer

On a hot Summer's Day, a classic Pimm's Cup (or simply Pimm's) is a welcome drink. We've been exploring a little more about this essential drink for hot weather.
By: MyHomeBar
The Classic Pimm's Cup
The Classic Pimm's Cup
June 4, 2010 - PRLog -- On a hot Summer’s Day, a classic Pimm’s Cup (or simply Pimm’s) is a welcome drink.

Pimm’s is about as British as a cup of tea, but what is it and where did it originate from?

Going back almost 2 centuries, to 1823, to an oyster bar in London where owner Mr James Pimm used gin, quinine and a selection of herbs to aid digestion. Mr Pimm’s Number 1 recipe was born.

Number 1 has a dark brown colour and is now most commonly mixed with lemonade and garnished with a selection of mint leaves, orange, strawberry and cucumber. You could always try replacing the lemonade with ginger ale, ginger beer or tonic water for a twist on the classic Pimm’s Cup.

Following World War II, the Pimm’s brand broadened their range using different spirits as a base.

Number 1: based on gin – still the most popular variety.
Number 2: based on whiskey, now unavailable.
Number 3: brandy based and infused with spices and orange zest to make Pimm’s seasonal Winter Cup.
Number 4: based on rum, now unavailable.
Number 5: based on rye, now unavailable.
Number 6: based on vodka, this is produced in small quantities and still available.
Did you know: At Wimbledon, during the 2 weeks of tennis, approximately 80,000 half pints of Pimm’s are ordered and consumed.

What will you need for serving your Pimm’s: Simple really, Bar Spoon (http://www.myhomebar.co.uk/bar-spoon-coin-end/prod_24.html) and a HiBall Glass (http://www.myhomebar.co.uk/hiballs/cat_5.html) such as the Endessa HiBall (14.5oz) (http://www.myhomebar.co.uk/endessa-hiball-14-25oz/prod_12...).

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