Monday, July 5, 2010

Recipe: The Perfect Pimms

Ugh....God, my camera is still broken (well apparently its actually how the computor reads the memory card thats gone all funny, I dont know, it's all funny technical mumbo jumbo to me). But i realise i had at least one nice picture from this year's Glastonbury festival, and in that picture i am enjoying Pimms O Clock in front of the VW Campervan we borrowed for the week. It was SO NICE not actually staying in a tent for once! And they are little tardises those campers, you see them on the road and you think they look tincy, but once you actually get in there is so much room! Aaanyway, it may be simple, but I know so many restaurants that do not know how to make a decent glass or pitcher of Pimms. And it's something you need to get right, because in my opinion this drink is essentially "Summer in a Glass"

The Perfect Pimms (makes 1 large pitcher) Serves 4, £1.74 per portion.

200ml PIMMS No.1
800ml chilled lemonade
Handful halved strawberries
1 nectarine, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1 orange, halved and sliced
1 lemon, halved and sliced
1/4 cucumber, halved and sliced thinly
large bunch of mint, ripped
Plenty of Ice
(Optional) Splash of Cucumber Vodka

1. Mix all the ingredients together and serve! If you feel like splashing out a little more the cucumber vodka really really works, trust me. You can order it online. There is a fair amount of fruit in it, but i like that cause i love eating the pimms soaked fruit after finishing the drink. And it is important to use lots of fruit and mint, because it marinades in the drink and makes it perfect. Pimms is also rather nice with ginger ale instead of the lemonade, with some sliced lime.

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