Pimm’s is Englands number one choice when mixing up a delicious summer drink. This PIMM’S STRAWBERRY MINT COCKTAIL is cooling, refreshing and perfect to get you through the sunny season!
What is Pimm’s? Pimm’s is a gin-based, liquer-type alcoholic drink that is best enjoyed mixed. It is dark reddish-brown in color and floral in flavor with hints of spice, so any fruit-based juices will pair very nicely. The Pimm’s No. 1 cup is the most popular drink and enjoyed all summer at many events around the country. Other Pimm’s varietals include No. 3 winter cup, No.6 vodka cup, blackberry & elderflower and strawberry with a hint of mint. I always make sure I pick up a bottle when I am visiting family back in England so I can enjoy a little bit of home when the weather is warm. Pimm’s is also available here in the U.S.
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself at Wimbledon tennis tournament, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself sipping on Pimm’s No. 1 cup as it is the official drink of the event.
I designed this Pimm’s strawberry mint cocktail based on the popular Pimm’s No. 1 cup which is 3 parts lemonade to 1 part Pimm’s. This recipe starts with blending fresh strawberries with fresh mint leaves and lemonade. In place of ice cubes, I freeze fresh strawberries which serves 2 purposes. They keep the drink cool without watering it down and it makes for an elegant presentation. The blended strawberry and mint, Pimm’s and lemonade is all shaken with ice and served in a tall glass.
If you don’t find yourself at an elegant British event, not to worry. This drink is perfect for those balmy nights on the porch or cooling off by the pool.
- 20 strawberries
- 10 ounces lemonade
- 2 fresh mint leaves
- 6 ounces Pimms
- Freeze 14 strawberries for 2 hours.
- Blend the 6 remaining strawberries, 2 ounces lemonade and mint in a blender until smooth and strain.
- Fill 2 tall glasses with the frozen strawberries.
- Fill a shaker with ice and add Pimms, strawberry juice (there should be 4 ounces, add more lemonade if needed) and 8 ounces lemonade, shake.
- Pour over the frozen strawberries and garnish with fresh mint.