There's no summer drink more quintessentially British than Pimm's. Everyone knows that. Well, everybody in England, because it is quite an English thing, you know dahlings. I dare compare it to Spanish Sangria, but more stylish. "Seductively tawny in colour, and festively festooned with fruit and sprigs of mint, it's a drink inextricably linked to the great British summer, especially events like Ascot and Wimbledon" (you can also guzzle one if you're simply lazing in the back garden on a hot sunny day! ).
Did you know that it was first produced in 1823 by Mr. James Pimm, a 19th century London oyster bar owner who decided to offer his clients a "fruit cup" that developed from the popular punch? The recipe is still a secret; supposedly, only six people know exactly how it is made, but here goes a Traditional Recipe, easy and quick to prepare:
Take the Jug /Drink Dispenser or a glass and add as much ice as you like.
Pour one part Pimm's No. 1 with three parts lemonade over the ice.
Add mint leaves, thin cucumber slices, orange slices and strawberry and serve.
It can also be mixed with Champagne (or a sparkling white wine) "Pimm's Royal Cup".
Now you know that it's the perfect drink to serve your guests because it's universally liked and (most importantly) looks so good in our Kilner Drink Dispenser! (Yes, they're back in stock so you'd better hurry)How pretty does it look??? Anyone for Pimm's?
I want to break. I've been seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday. Sincerely, it's not me, it's you...
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Yes, we've gone a bit nuts! but we're so excited about our holidays that we've created this summer package for you to enjoy on yours. Here's our selection of essentials - you'll love them for sure!
Unbelievable, right? All these goodies in one hit.
To bag this lot you need to participate in our Summer Raffle so... What are you waiting for? Just click the link for your chance to win everything in the picture.
Everyone can participate, it will last just ONE week. You have the opportunity to enter the competition from today Monday 14th July until next Sunday the 20th (my wedding anniversary, so lucky old you!)
Don't be selfish, so tell everybody about this, your siblings, your friends, your colleagues at work, even your mother-in-law! This is a pretty nice selection that we've carefully chosen and we wouldn't like someone to miss it - it only happens once, you know.
We are almost in July and I don't have any idea yet of where I'm going to spend my holidays this summer with my hubby. My only wish is to go for a few days to the beach, enjoy the sunshine and swim in the warm blue water (I must confess that I've just did it, I've spent a couple of days somewhere in the Mediterranean, but sshhh, that's a secret).
Peter is going to his beloved Côte d'Azur, since he loves the French so much..! (let's see if they win the match tonight, at least they're still in it unlike our Spain and England). His passion for the area goes back his childhood family holidays and the gorgeous scent of the local plants, the sound of the cicadas at night and that amazing view along the coast with the contrast between the sea and mountains. The food's not bad either.
What would you consider when you choose a destination for your holidays? Do you prefer to chilling out at the beach or an adventure trip? We wanna know your thoughts and great ideas! C'mon, don't be shy.
From London with love,
Anahí & Peter