We love watching the tennis every year at Wimbledon, but what we love even more is sitting outside sipping on Pimm’s and lemonade.
Pimm’s was invented by James Pimm - the owner of several oyster bars in London in the early 1840s. Mr Pimm wanted to invent a thirst-quenching drink to aid digestion. He tried many different recipes with different spirits as the base, but the original and best cocktail with Pimm’s No.1 is made with 50ml Pimm’s No. 1, 150ml lemonade, chopped up mint, orange, strawberries and cucumber all served in a highball glass.
But it’s not just drinks that you can make with Pimm’s. Oh no. The flavour-packed spirit can be added to all different kinds of summer food so, next time someone says "It’s Pimm’s o’clock" you can say, "Sure, cupcake or granita?"
Here are five new ways with Pimm’s…
Hot summer's days call for ice lollies - and the adults in your crowd will love these Pimm's ices. They are so easy to make; a simple combination of Pimm's, lemonade and fruit.
These pretty-as-a-picture cupcakes have Pimm’s in the sponge, Pimm's whipped into the icing and even have a 'surprise' strawberry, Pimm's and cucumber centre. They would be perfect for a summer afternoon tea or garden party.
Pimm's layer cake
If you really want to up the wow factor, why not try scaling up your bake to this impressive layer cake sandwiched with cream and a Pimm’s and strawberry syrup. Topped with ribbons of cucumber, wedges of orange, mint and more strawberries, this showstopping bake is sure to make an incredible, dramatic centrepiece for your Wimbledon party.
Pimm's summer pudding slice
A true taste of sunshine, this simple to make summer pudding slice is spiked with Pimm's and drizzled with summer fruits coulis. Try with a scoop of posh vanilla ice cream and a leaf of basil if you're feeling really fancy...
Fruity Pimm’s jellies
Strawberries, gelatin, Pimm’s and lemonade is all that goes into these easy peasy Pimm’s jellies. Prepare them ahead of time and pop them in mix-and-match glasses for a quirky, retro feel.