Nothing brings in summer like a cool refreshing glass of Pimms. This homemade version is delicious and great fun to have a bash at.
Servings: 3 servings
For the cucumber mint syrup:
- 250 ml water
- 250 ml white sugar
- ½ cucumber
- tiny handful lemon verbena
- 2 sprigs apple mint
For the Pimms:
- 300 ml Gin
- 200 ml Red Vermouth Martini Rosso
- 100 ml Orange Curacao Triple Sec
- 1 tbsp Aperol
- 200 ml summer cup syrup
- Either lemonade, ginger ale, tonic water or iced tea
- Strawberries, mint leaves and cucumber
- Slices of orange, apple, lemon and other fruits are optional
To make the syrup, heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Add the other ingredients and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside the saucepan to cool and the flavours to infuse for 1-2 hours. Strain then decant the syrup into a jar, you won’t need all of it for the recipe.
Mix 200ml of the syrup with the alcohol, stirring it all together well. Decant into a jar until you are ready to drink it.
Make up with 1 part summer cup to 3 parts mixer, plenty of ice and lots of mint, cucumber and chopped fruit.
The summer cup will keep happily in your drinks cabinet for the whole of the summer, not that mine lasted the week.
Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg