Pimm's is a liqueur made in Britain and is available at most liquor stores that offer a moderate selection. It is gin based with hints of citrus and spices. It is served in cocktails, as well as on the rocks, often with sliced fruit. It's most commonly served in sparkling Lemonade and with ginger ale.
For the Lemonade:
- Citrus such as oranges and lemons, sliced (I used minneolas in this recipe with have a deep citrus flavor and are perfect for such an application.)
- Strawberries, sliced
- Fresh Mint
- 1-1 1/2 cups Pimm's Liqueur
- 2 quarts Lemonade
It's really important to muddle your mint to make it release it's oils. This can be done with a mortar and pestle, or even with a kitchen mallet. You can place the leaves between layers of plastic wrap and tap with a hammer.
Mix Pimm's with lemonade. Add mint and stir heartily. Add fruit and stir to mix. Serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with citrus, strawberry, or mint.
I can't wait to try Pimm's in champagne next! I'd also like to see if you can make a glaze for chicken with it. I'll keep you posted if I experiment further!