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A Right Royal Toast

A Right Royal Toast

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 glassA glass of PImms
  • 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!