Thursday, 6 July 2017

It must be Wimbledon time - strawberries, cream and Pimms galore!

Wimbledon is currently in full swing and the country is munching it's way through tons of strawberries and cream and swigging gallons of Pimms - or 'Summer Cup' cocktail as the BBC kept insisting on calling it on Great British Menu recently! 

Unfortunately I can't drink Pimms as alcohol doesn't mix with my pain medication, but I've found a great recipe for a non alcoholic version that is just as delicious, and just as refreshing! I'll also be sharing a classic Pimms cocktail recipe, courtesy of Next

Photo credit - Next

If you're planning  a Wimbledon get together these Pad Print bowls are ideal for serving your strawberries and cream in. £12 for a set of two, available here from Next.

Onto the drinks! Here's Next's suggestion for the perfect Pimms cocktail!

Pimm's recipe

  • Pimm's No 1
  •  Lemonade
  •  Fresh mint leaves
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Sliced orange
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Plenty of ice
For one glass, you will need 50ml Pimm’s and 150ml of lemonade – for a pitcher keep the quantity as one part Pimm’s to three parts lemonade and then throw in as much fruit and mint as you like!

Photo credit - Next

These strawberry glasses will be ideal to serve your summer drinks in. They have a lid to keep pesky flies out, and if you're like me and have unsteady hands then you're less likely to end up wearing your drink! They are £8 for a set of two from Next

Non alcoholic summer cocktail 

  • 40ml ginger beer
  • 40ml tea, chilled 
  • ⅔ tsp dark, soft brown sugar 
  • lemonade 
  • oranges
  • strawberries
  • cucumber
  • lemons
  • mint
  • ice cubes
  1. Create a cuppa of tea (without milk!) and stir in the sugar until it’s dissolved. Pop into the fridge to chill.
  2. Once the tea has chilled, combine with the ginger beer to create your Pimm’s mix! 
  3. Put your sliced fruit, cucumber, ice cubes and mint into a jug and add the Pimm’s mix and lemonade (the jug should be about a quarter-full of the Pimm’s mix and three-quarters full of lemonade).

Photo credit - Next

And finally, if you don't fancy a Pimms but still want a refreshing drink then try this fabulous infuser water dispenser for just £16 - available here. Simply add some fruit to give a delicious fruity taste to boring water - lemon and lime sounds perfect for a hot summer day. You can serve the drinks in these cute jam jar glasses - £14 for a set of four in a wire caddy.

I hope you enjoy your Wimbledon themed parties!

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