It’s true that one can learn something new every day. We were “Today Years Old” when we learned what Pimm’s is. According to the Wiki, it’s a “brand of gin-based fruit cup, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm… It’s most popular product is Pimm’s No. 1 Cup.”
Well... we must indulge then. Here’s the recipe for Pimm’s Cup—a drink popular at Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas.
Ingredients (serves two):
3 oz. Pimm’s No. 1
1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1 part water & 1 part sugar, heated and then cooled)
10 diced cucumber cubes
8 oz. ginger beer
Muddle the strawberry and cucumber with the mint simple syrup in a mixing tin. Add Pimm’s No. 1 and lemon juice to the mixing tin. Fill the mixing tin 3/4 full with ice. Cap the tin and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Double into a tall collins glass filled with fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon, lemon peel and a thyme sprig.
Our favorite part of an all-inclusive vacation, is the always-available adult beverages. Feeling reminiscent of our time at Sandals South Beach, we needed a refreshing memory-jog of the beach, the sand, the sun, and the draaanks.
Sandals Dirty Banana
1 ounce rum-based coffee liqueur
1 ounce rum cream
2 ounces milk
1/2 ounce simple syrup (a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 sugar that is simmered until sugar is dissolved)
1/2 banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, or until desired consistency. Serve immediately in a frosted mug.
It’s traditionally known as a cold-weather beverage: hot chocolate. For us, we’ll indulge in this treat anytime of the year because we adult-it-up—IE: we add booze.
Why not start a Hot Chocolate Bar trend? Have your friends over for game night, make a crockpot-sized vat of the good stuff, and then put out a toppings bar. Think custom marshmallow shapes, cinnamon, edible straws and stirring spoons, liqueur, gourmet whipped cream…
Get creative! And get warm from the inside out.
P.S. Invite us over. We'll bring the boozy stuff...
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