Sunday, 6 June 2010

Pimms O'Clock

Happy bank holiday weekend! And what a fab sunny time it's been too (well, except for the rain today, that we just won't talk about). We had some friends and their kids over from London for the weekend and so have been hanging out with picnics in the park and hose downs in the garden (the kids now believe that here in Ireland we have to shower and water the garden at the same time to save water!). To keep the grown-ups (I use the term loosely) cool, we've been sipping on Pimms cocktails. What better drink to 'chink' the start of summer to.


I couldn't have said it better myself so here's a definition of Pimms o'clock according to the urban dictionary...Time for Pimm's (posh cocktail made with pimms, lemonade, and fruit). Implies lazy, happy days sitting in the sun with nothing to do and no need to worry about time. 

My friend Louise reckons she isn't a great cook and so gets people drunk so they 
don't notice the food. She makes a pretty rocking Pimms if you ask me!

large serving jug of ice
300ml Pimms
1L lemonade
large handful mint leaves
1/2 cucumber, sliced
150g strawberries, hulled & halved if large
2 apples, cored and diced

Pour the Pimms and lemonade over the ice in the serving jug. 
Stir the mint, cucumber, strawberries and apples through.
Serve at once.


Pene said...

Leave out the apple and put in orange slices instead, it's even better...

Catherine said...

Hi there - found your blog via Lilly - lovely photos and nice recipes so I am following it now. Hope you visit mine and follow too if you like it. I have some nice recipes too! Love the kitchen photos - have similar Holy Mary water bottles!
Read today that Pimm's is the beverage of choice at Hay-on-Wye's bookfest, so it's an apt drink for this weather - must try it!
All the best, Catherine

Unknown said...

mmmmm I think I need to go and make some :o)

Unknown said...

Ooh, this is a grand idea! I love a good Pimm's cocktail and this one looks and sounds positively delicious! I'll definitely be adding this drink recipe to my repertoire. Lovely picture too. xx ~Angela

aoife mc said...

I love Pimms! Great idea - hopefully the good weather will return soon and I can make my own jug of the yum stuff :)

Kristin said...

I didn't know Pimms o'clock had its own definition, I thought it was just a posher version of beer o'clock (which I suppose it is). I want to use this in conversation at every opportunity now! First, though, we need some sunny days again...

Unknown said...

Gosh, I haven't had Pimms in years, not since I last went to the Hunter's about 9 years ago. And it also reminds me of my younger, preppy self. I can see me now in my Pink Izod shirt and green corduroy skirt with my penny loafers

Lilly Higgins said...

Yum! Pimms! I love this stuff. Haven't had any this summer yet, it was perfect pimms weather at the weekend! We made loads of mojitos but now that I can't face bacardi I will turn to Pimms to use up all the mint in the garden!x