Monday, March 05, 2007

Refreshing (Pimm's Cups)

We got lucky with our weather this weekend in Palm Beach. From the doom and gloom predicted by the weather people, we ended up with 2 days in the mid-80s (a little cloudy/windy (which actually was refreshing)) and one in the mid-70s (got a bit chilly (again the wind/clouds), but nice). On days like this when you're outside, you're just going to get hot and sticky.

And there are few things more refreshing then than a Pimm's Cup. For anyone who hasn't had one, a Pimm's Cup is a very simple drink. The ones we had (recipe by watching) seemed to involve mixing an almost equal (or a slightly larger) amount of Pimm's with Sierra Mist (always wondered who actually drank that - but it works pretty well in the Pimm's Cup), twisting in a lime wedge and then garnishing with a cucumber (not the only reason that K loves Pimm's Cup, but I'm sure it helps). Other locations have minor variations on this recipe, but it is pretty easy (even easier when K's cousin C (or some of our other fabulous friends) were nice enough to hand deliver them to me as I lolled on a chair.)

I am a little stuck on how to describe the taste (though since I'm still sans photo - you can picture it as looking a bit like a fizzy ice tea - with a cucumber garnish). I get so upset when advertisers describe a drink as 'refreshing', but that's really what it is. It's light, a little fruity (citrus-y), not overly alcohol-y, and it's an eay way to make a lazy summer (or winter, in Florida) day seem just a little more relaxed and festive. Cheers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the wind chill it was -8F when I walked to school this morning. Brrr! 70 degrees sounds like HEAVEN to me right now. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

10:13 AM  

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