Of course we will be raising a glass to Her Majesty at the Platinum Picnic, so what will you bring? A bottle of bubbly, fizzy stuff? A summer-inspired rose? A refreshing gin and tonic? Or if you’d like to go to a bit more effort, perhaps these perfect concoctions might tempt you:
The Perfect Pimms:
- A highball glass
- 50ml Pimm’s No 1
- 150ml lemonade
- Fresh mint leaves
- Chopped strawberries
- Sliced orange
- Chopped cucumber
- Plenty of ice
Fill your glass with ice, pop in the mint and chopped fruit, pour in the Pimm’s, top with lemonade and stir.
To make up a pitcher use the same method, this time with a handful each of the chopped fruit, cucumber and mint leaves. Mix the quantity of cocktail you need, keeping the ratio to one part Pimm’s and three parts lemonade.
With a twist?
How about a royal cup or ‘Pimm’s Royale,’ by adding Champagne instead of lemonade (you might want to serve this concoction in a smaller glass because the alcohol level is higher).
Or, use different herbs – you don’t have to stick with mint:
- Basil, strawberry and black pepper
- Sage, apricot and fennel
- Rosemary, raspberry and pink peppercorns
- Herbs like thyme and lemon balm
Some like to to top their Pimms off with cider, sparkling elderflower or add a drop of dry gin.
What’s not to like about any of these ideas? Start experimenting now to get your perfect mix right for 3rd June!