Summer has flashed its ankles at us - so it’s time to get the Pimm’s out!

Well, what a beautiful couple of weeks we’ve had. Now I know we’re all still tentatively hovering around the coat stand as we leave in the morning (see evidence below), but I think we can be fairly confident; spring is well under way and the sun is going to be popping in and out for the foreseeable future.

With this in mind, I’ve invented a brand-new cocktail to mark the occasion.

At the restaurant, we’re lucky enough to not only have a fantastic outdoor seating area, but also an outdoor gin shack.

So what better way to mark the arrival of good weather than with a quintessential British staple – Pimm’s. And what do we do when we have a gin shack, and we all love gin? We add more gin!

I give you my Summer Pimm’s Punch.

In this video I show you how to make this really light, summery and fruity twist on a traditional Pimm’s.

I’ll be using:

25ml dry gin (I used Cotswolds)

25ml Pimm’s

Splash of cranberry juice

Splash of lemonade

Strawberries, cucumber and mint for garnishing.


Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Bottoms Up! Ollie