Simon Hopkinson shares the ultimate Pimm's recipe from his cookbook, Simon Hopkinson Cooks. Without a doubt, this is one of the best summer cocktails around.
A crisp British Summertime classic.
|plenty of ice|
|300ml||Pimm’s No. 1 Cup|
|8 sprigs||mint or apple mint - 4 sprigs for the jug, 4 for the glasses|
|8 long strips||cucumber peel|
|8 thin slices||orange - 4 for the jug, 4 for the glasses|
|8 thin slices||lemon - 4 for the jug, 4 for the glasses|
Mix everything together vigorously in a large glass jug, then leave to infuse for 5 minutes. Strain the liquid into ice-filled, large glass beakers. Garnish each beaker with a mint sprig, a strip of cucumber peel and a slice of lemon and orange. Imbibe forthwith.