Freddy and I are going to be hosting a get-together for university friends this summer. It is something we do every 2 years and our friends come from all over the world, including Norway and South Africa, for a long weekend full of eating, great cocktails, walks, activity and generally just catching up.
I have been slowly working out what the eats and drinks are going to be for this. So it was rather serendipitous that a hamper from the Thebar.com arrived on my doorstep. As I browsed through their extensive cocktail range my eyes fell on their Pimm’s No1 and Lemonade cocktail and I was sold. And it seems that I am not the only one as according to their research, the majority of people who live in the southern UK prefer this cocktail too.
So I got a few of my neighbours together for a cocktail testing session. We whizzed through my kitchen grabbing some jugs, chopsticks for stirring, chopping board for those lovely fruit and cucumber and whipped up the cocktail in 5 mins. We all agreed that is our kind of cocktail, easy to make with a whole load of easy.
As you can see from my phone snaps we had a fun evening catching up as we sat in the warm sunshine enjoying our cocktails. And we quickly made up another batch when a few latecomers arrived. We all love it and I will certainly be shaking this up during our party weekend in the summer. Now that my Pimm’s No1 and Lemonade cocktail is sorted, I had better start thinking about the food.
TheBar.com have kindly put together some cocktail tips for those of you who want to make your own cocktails.
#1 No sugar syrup? Replace with 2 teaspoons of sugar or a squeeze of honey.
#2 Add your favourite fruit to personalise your cocktail.
#3 With a Mojito you can switch the soda water with ginger ale for extra zing.
#4 Chill your glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before making your cocktail.
Do pop over to the Thebar.com as they have tons of cocktails to suit every possible taste and skill level. You can see one of their videos below. And if you do make any of their drinks then don’t forget to share your creations on social media with #letsCocktail for a chance to win some prizes.
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Pimm's no1 and Lemonade Cocktail
- 50 ml Pimm's No. 1®
- 100 ml lemonade
- 1 orange slice
- 1 cucumber slice
- 1 strawberry slices
- 1 mint sprig
- Mix Pimm's No. 1® and lemonade together in a jug. Chopsticks make really good stirrers here.
- Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the fruits and mint.