Pimms & Lemonade

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Pimms & Lemonade

The ultimate summer cup, Pimms and Lemonade is a british summertime staple, the unique, fruity liqueur is mixed with lemonade, fresh fruit and sometimes a splash of gin, to make a refreshing and moreish long drink, perfect for a warm, sunny evening.

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Pimms and Lemonade is a longstanding feature of any British summer party or barbecue, for good reason, this quintessentially English tipple is a fruity favourite, perfect for quenching thirsts or killing time during surprise thunderstorms.

Pimms is a great choice for an afternoon bar-hire, if you’re looking for low ABV, daytime drinks that can be served quickly and easily there really is no better option. The classic ‘Pimms Cup’ recipe features a dash of gin as well the eponymous liqueur which gives and added dryness and kick to the fruity cocktail, let your event organiser know whether you want this stronger version or the lighter, Pimms only option.

This fruity summer-punch is a sort of English answer to the aperitivo—a low-alcohol cocktail, designed to be drunk in the afternoon and early evening as a mellow way to start off an evening or cap off a long day. Some other aperitivo cocktails that may go well alongside Pimms and Lemonade include the ever-popular Aperol Spritz or the classy forebear to the Negroni, the Americano.

Being such an unequivocally British product, Pimms and Lemonade is a great inclusion on a menu showcasing British cocktails and flavours, there are loads of great summer drinks featuring the best Britain has to offer in terms of ingredients, some of our favourites include the Bramble; a modern classic consisting of gin, blackberry liqueur, and lemon, or the Breakfast Martini, a sour-style drink featuring gin, marmalade and orange liqueur.

If you’re planning on serving Pimms and Lemonade at your bar hire and want to know more about what drinks could sit well alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser or check out some other liqueur based, low ABV and high-ball style cocktails from our list.

History

In the 1840’s James Pimms’ invented Pimms whilst working in the financial district. Not invented as an alcoholic drink but more of a tonic for health benefits. He began selling it at his oyster bar near the Bank of England.

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Ingredients & Equipment

Ingredients

  • 50ml Pimms
  • 100ml Lemonade
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Mint
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Apple Wedges

 

Equipment

  • Jigger/Measure
  • Bar Spoon
  • Large High-Ball Glass or Jug
  • Cubed Ice
Method
  • Take your glass or jug
  • Using your Jigger to measure add the Pimms to the glass or jug
  • Add a selection of chopped fruits and mint leaves to the glass or jug
  • Any fruit will do, but we recommend a combination of cucumber, strawberries, apples, lemons and mint
  • Fill the rest of your glass or jug with cubed Ice
  • Top your glass or jug up with lemonade
  • Using your bar spoon, give the drink a quick stir to combine the ingredients and incorporate the ice
  • Garnish each glass with a mint sprig and if serving from a jug, make sure to include some of the fruit as well
  • Serve and enjoy!

LEARN TO MAKE

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Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect jug of Pimms? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.