Pimmsicles!

Told ya I’d have a recipe for you this week!

This is basically a frozen version of the Pimm’s recipe I shared with you a few weeks ago. The perfect thing to make, store in your freezer and bust out on a hot summer day when you want something fruity, refreshing (and slightly alcoholic) to liven up your day.

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These are so easy to make its unreal.

You need to make sure the Sprite/7-Up/ginger ale you’re going to use is flat when you’re ready to make these. The carbonation in these drinks will prevent any freezing – you want as few bubbles as possible when mixing these up. I recommend opening up the bottle and leaving it, open, in the fridge overnight. It should be ready to use the next day.

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I don’t have any popsicle molds, so I just used little paper cups and lollipop sticks to make these and they worked like a charm. If you have popsicle molds though, I would use them. They have a nicer shape to them than cups.

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Sliced fruit, Pimm’s, sprite, mint in one frozen treat. What could be better?

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Pimmsicles: 

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. Sprite/7-Up/ginger ale, flat
  • 3/4 cup Pimm’s
  • Sliced cucumber & strawberries
  • Chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup water.

Directions:

  1. Combine Sprite, Pimm’s and water.
  2. In popsicle molds, place a couple of pieces of sliced cucumber and strawberries and a few pieces of chopped mint leaves.
  3. Fill each mold with the Pimm’s mixture and freeze until set, at least 6 hours (this will take longer if the sprite wasn’t totally flat when used).
  4. Enjoy!

Pimm’s Cup

Yesterday was Independence Day here in the good ol’ USA. Being from England, I don’t celebrate this holiday the same way my friends do. While they were wearing the red, white & blue, watching fireworks and (probably) drinking beer, I was drinking this beauty. IMG_6850 A Pimm’s Cup is a traditional summertime drink in England. It’s literally the most refreshing, delicious drink in the entire world. It’s especially prevalent at Wimbledon, where you can see people enjoying the tennis, sipping on some Pimm’s and eating strawberries & cream. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back. This drink is really, really easy to make. Typically in England we make it with lemonade, which is different from the lemonade over here. The closest substitute is either Sprite or 7-Up. Other than that, all you need is Pimm’s, a variety of fruit, and mint. You have to have mint – it’s basically required 🙂 IMG_6845As far as fruit goes, I like to use any combination of oranges, cucumber, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries. Pretty much any fruit will work, although I wouldn’t recommend bananas – I think that would be weird. The best part of this drink? Eating all the alcohol infused fruit at the end. Takes the fruit to a whole other level! This particular recipe is for one glass full of Pimm’s Cup, but if you want to make a pitcher of it for more than one person to enjoy, I highly recommend it. I’ve got my friends, Mary and Taylor, on the Pimm’s train and they love it. IMG_6846 IMG_6848 Pimm’s Cup:  Makes 1 serving Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes, however many you want
  • 1.5 oz Pimm’s (I use a shot glass to measure it)
  • Sprite/7-Up, to fill glass
  • Sliced fruit
  • 2-3 mint sprigs

Directions:

  1. With ice cubes in your glass, add the Pimm’s. Add as much sliced fruit and mint as you would like, then fill glass with Sprite. Enjoy!

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