Cocktail Time: Pimm’s Cup!

I’m not a big fan of alcohol, and so my cocktail culture is very tiny. However, a few weeks ago I went for drinks with colleagues and discovered Pimm’s cups. Wow! So light and refreshing: they are clearly a perfect summer drink. Since spring is finally here, it is totally okay to kick-start the season with a nice drink, right? Plus it’s British, so why not?

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Here is what you need for each drink:

  • 1/4 cup Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1 cup 7-Up or ginger ale
  • ice (I didn’t have any, so I used frozen cranberries instead: worked out well!)
  • a few slices of cucumber
  • a few mint leaves
  • a few berries (I used blackberries, but strawberries or raspberries also work well)
  • a slice of lime, lemon or orange

Here is what you do:

  1. Fill your glass with ice. Add the cucumber, mint, berries and lime slice.
  2. Mix in the Pimm’s and 7-Up. Give a quick stir and enjoy!

This is a great drink if you are looking for something fresh and customizable with what you have on hand. Pimm’s has a great herbal flavour which makes this drink perfect for a warm day. Be careful though, there is gin here: this might turn your head a little! Let me know how you like to prepare your Pimm’s cups, or what’s your favourite drink!

Published by The Lighthearted Kitchen

Check out my blog for some really nice recipes and our tips on being gluten-free, vegan and healthy! http://mylightheartedkitchen.com

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