Friday, June 20, 2014
After work tonight I'm going to hunt down ice cube trays. When I moved almost two months ago, I discovered that my new place didn't have any. Occasionally I'll remember to check for them in whatever random store I happen to be in, but, well, forever21 doesn't carry ice cube trays. WTF, right?
But today is the day. For one thing, the weather is starting to do that thing where you know it's going to be hot as balls in about two weeks, and stay that way until well after you've stopped enjoying it. Personally, I find that the best day to beat the heat is with a nice, cold, adult beverage, like a Dark and Stormy or, one of my personal favorites, the classic Pimm's Cup.
Pimm's No. 1, which created in the mid-1800's, has been a British staple for 150 years. Pimm's Cup is the drink to drink at Wimbledon, and every year about 80,000 cups are sold to spectators. It's light, refreshing, and easy to make, which makes it a win in my book.
Pimm's Cup No. 1 Recipe
In a large pitcher, mix 1 part Pimm's No. 1 with 3 parts lemonade (you can sub in lemon-lime soda or ginger ale if you prefer). Add slices of whatever kind of fruit you prefer - strawberries, apples, oranges, and cucumber is a classic combo - and pour into a Collin's glass over ice. Garnish with mint or other herb of your choice.
It's that simple. All you really need is Pimm's, some kind of fizzy liquid, and whatever kind of fruit you have on hand. And ice.