Summer means Pimm’s – but it doesn’t have to be same old, same old...

Look, I know I’ve said this before, but summer and Pimm’s is a combination as good as any. Jelly and ice cream, Morecombe and Wise, Fish and Chips – in fact, Pimm’s and summer is better, isn’t it?

The thing is, though, we all know Pimm’s is good. Give me a hot summer’s day, and it’s even better – but could we do something a little bit different…

Of course, we can. And I’ve got some fab ideas to take what is already the quintessential British summer beverage and elevate it with a few twists.

Frozen? Maybe.

Slushie? You got it.

Pimm’s flavoured food? Oh yes.

So, the only question is, where do we start?

Pimm’s slushie

How else can you elevate a glass of Pimm’s? Well, make it into a slushie, obviously!

I’m a bit of a sucker for a frozen cocktail – we’ll talk about Margaritas soon, don’t you worry. 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.

A special mention goes to my Summer Pimm’s punch…

Because nothing screams summer more than a jug of Pimm’s on a lovely sunny day, right?!

With Summer in mind, I created a BRAND-NEW cocktail earlier this summer…

CLICK HERE to watch the video at the bottom of our blog to find out how to make my Summer Pimm’s Punch cocktail!

Pimm’s Scones

If you’re indulging in afternoon tea this summer, and why wouldn’t you, then I’ve got good news – you can level up your scones.

How? Well, with Pimm’s, of course.

Take your usual recipe for scones and make a couple of small adjustments…

Soak your fruit in three tablespoons of Pimm’s (plus a tablespoon of sugar) for a lovely boozy boost and mix in 50ml of Pimm’s with your cream and icing sugar, whisking until it holds its shape.

A couple of small additions of Pimm’s, and suddenly you’ve elevated your afternoon tea to a Pimm’s-filled paradise.

Pimm’s Iced Tea

Since we’re talking about quintessentially British drinks… we have to talk about tea.

Okay, it’s not quite a traditional cup of tea, but still.

Iced Tea is a great summer drink – and Pimm’s can only make it better. That’s a motto for life, by the way.

Ingredients: 4 tea bags, 20g mint, 100g caster sugar, two large oranges (juiced), two lemons (juiced), 400ml Pimm’s, sliced strawberries, and ice.

Method: Pop the tea bags and half of the mint into a large jug, then fill with 1.2 litres of boiling water. Infuse for 10 mins, then remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar. Once the liquid has cooled, remove the mint, add the orange juice, lemon juice, and Pimm’s. Chill thoroughly – this can be made the day before.

Serve over ice with slices of orange, lemon, and strawberry, plus the rest of the mint!

And hey, there’s no reason you have to stop there – Pimm’s cakes, cookies, and brownies are all delicious additions to any picnic. Plus, whatever your favourite cocktail is, there’s every chance that Pimm’s could make it even better.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a classic jug of Pimm’s – but it’s fun to try something a bit different.

Enjoy your summer!

Happy celebrations, Ollie