Me and my Pimm’s, representing at the The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
The most British of all cocktails, the Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, is synonymous with one of the great British sporting events, the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. There’s only one way to make it better, freeze it in popsicle form.
According to the official website, the original recipe as follows to serve in a highball glass:
- 50ml PIMM’S No.1
- 150ml of Lemonade
- Mint, orange, strawberries
- Cucumber to garnish and ice
You can also mix lemonade and ginger beer for a little bite.
The evil geniuses at POPS, a London-based boozy cocktail purveyors made them in push pop form to sell at the tournament this year. They rank in at a refreshing 4.3% ABV.
I made a batch myself in ice cube form and they are a delight, although I used the Pimm’s Strawberry & Mint Special Edition bottle I got at London Heathrow Duty Free shopping. I made a basic Pimms cocktail without the fruit, poured into an ice cube tray, froze and made the cocktail with fruit and cucumber. It’s like discovering fire, I was pretty amazed by the results.
In the meantime, Wimbledon continues this week. Strawberries and creme is must for at-home viewing.