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Cocktail of the Week:
Anyone for Pimm’s and Tea?

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Cocktail of the Week: Anyone for Pimm’s and Tea?

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

Fever-tree ginger ale

1 fresh lime


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.

Gin and Tea

Tagged in: cocktails, pimms. Categories: Cocktail Recipes.

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