In case you haven’t noticed, Wimbledon is here!
I love all things Wimbledon, from cheering on Tim Henman in hope more than expectation, to the raucous laughter that one solitary shout on the Centre Court can elicit.
After a year out, the appetite is more insatiable than ever – and it’s not just Sir Andy Murray that you need to be on the lookout for this time.
Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke, Jack Draper, Johanna Konta, Francesca Jones, Emma Raducanu, Heather Watson and Katie Boulter are all taking part – disclaimer, some may already have been eliminated.
But fear not, because in a year like no other, Wimbledon is starting at half-capacity, before reaching the full 15,000 capacity during the two-week tennis extravaganza that is Wimbledon.
So, the real question is, are you ready to serve your iconic Wimbledon food & drinks at your next garden party?!
Well, we’ve got you covered…
Summer Pimm’s Punch
When you’re talking Wimbledon and drinks, look no further than Pimm’s.
But we all know about Pimm’s – so why not go for a bit of a twist?
Summer Pimm’s Punch is something we absolutely love. We’re lucky enough to have a fantastic outdoor gin shack in our outdoor area at the restaurant, and trust me, this is a BIG favourite!
This is my take on a traditional Pimm’s, giving a light, summery, gin-infused, and fruity twist on a summer classic – check out the video at the bottom of my last blog and let me know how you get on!
Ingredients: 25ml dry gin, 25ml Pimm’s, a splash of lemonade, a splash of cranberry juice, ice, strawberries, cucumber, and mint.
OR a Pimm’s Slushie
How else can you elevate a glass of Pimm’s? Well, make it into a slushie, of course!
The key addition? Lemon sorbet!
Take four large wine glasses and pour 50ml Pimm’s into each. Divide strawberries and cucumber between the four glasses.
Add two scoops of lemon sorbet to each glass and top up with soda water. Garnish with mint and serve!
If you’re looking to take it up a level, then leave the fruit and Pimm’s steeping in the glasses in the fridge for an hour before serving.
Strawberries and cream
Possibly one of Britain’s most iconic combinations.
Wimbledon and strawberries & cream is so British that it’s queueing up in an orderly fashion and drinking a cup of tea.
It’s simple and delicious – what’s not to love?
Well, I wanted to pay homage to that glorious snack with a drink…
Strawberries and Cream Colada
This is nice and simple – you’ll just need strawberries and cream Baileys, cream, coconut rum or vodka, ice and strawberries.
Blend all of the ingredients – minus the fresh strawberries, pour into a glass and then garnish with the strawberries!
Fish and chips
Is there anything as quintessentially British as Fish and Chips?!
I know what you’re thinking – Wimbledon is all about delicate, fancy food and drinks.
Well, you’re not wrong.
BUT rather than suggest yet another BBQ, why not get stuck into some fish and chips?
It’s one of the best-selling items at Wimbledon, so you’re only being true to the tradition.