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 rumored that better weather is around the corner. Let’s get in better-weather drinking form with this recipe for a refreshing sip that’ll make you feel like you’re not really drinking.
Fill your favorite wine glass with ice. Add equal parts Prosecco and Aperol. Add a splash of sparkling water and garnish with an orange slice.
Feeling sunny and flip-floppy already…
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