Pimm’s is a popular drink in Britain, especially in summer. Nothing beats a glass of Pimm’s on a summer’s day. The British beverage is almost as much a tradition as the cup of tea. Where it comes from? Step back to a London oyster bar in the 1840s, where owner James Pimm invented the thirst-quencher. Using gin, quinine and a secret mixture of herbs, good old Pimm served up the brew as an aid to digestion, dishing it out in a small tankard and the drink was born.
Try it out by yourself. The recipe is as follows:
- Half fill a large jug or tall glass with ice cubes.
- Take one slice of orange, lemon, apple, cucumber (yes cucumber ;) ) per person and one sprig of mint and add them to a glass or jug.
- Pour two parts lemonade (one part is usually 50mls)to one part Pimm’s (1 cup Pimm’s liquor) over the top of the fruit, cucumber and mint, mix and serve
The Americans might rather drink a Tequila Sunrise where the main alcohol is Tequila. The cocktail is further made of orange juice and (3 parts), grenadine syrup (1 part). Pour the tequila and orange juice into a glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Don’t stir it and you will get a lovely orange – red two-layer drink which reminds you of an early sunrise in the tropics. Put some garnish to it and serve. Grenadine used to be made of the juice of pomegranate, sugar and water. Nowadays, other berries are also used to get this reddish character of the juice such raspberry, redcurrant, blackberry and elderberry.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a photo to share of a tequila sunrise. Will you send us yours?
We would be happy to post your Telquila Sunrise cocktail photo. Cheers!