Pimm’s - the perfect drink for a great British summer's day!
Founder, James Pimm owned an oyster bar in London and initially invented Pimm’s as an aid to digestion. The drink itself is Gin based with a secret mix of herbs and liqueurs. Pimm would always serve his beverage in a tankard know as a ‘NO. 1 Cup’ - hence the name.
To find out how to mix a classic Pimm’s Cocktail, watch our how-to video. 31DOVER decided to create a variation on the classic for this week’s Cocktail of the Week. Pimm’s is a characteristically English drink so we thought it was only appropriate to pair it with Britain’s number one drink, tea.
1.5 measures sweet-tea infused Beefeater Gin*
1.5 measures Pimm’s No. 1
1 fresh lime
HOW TO SERVE IT:
In a Collins glass filled with ice, pour sweet tea-infused Gin.
Add Pimm’s No. 1 and top with ginger ale.
Finish with a squeeze of lime and stir, garnish with a wedge of lime.
*How to infuse Gin and tea:
To make Gin infused tea simply empty a fifth of a 70cl bottle in a saucepan warm on a low temperature. Use a cheese cloth or large coffee filter, place 8 tea bags and 3 table spoons of sugar over a large bowl. Pour Gin over and filter three times – do more or less depending on desired strength. Finally, let cool.
The tea in this variation adds a bitter soothing quality which is rounded off beautifully with the sweetness from the sugar. You’ll also find notes of subtle spice and lime.