Published : 01/06/2016 22:01:50
Categories : Party Food and Drinks
With summer only a light breeze away; we have turned our thoughts to an essential for al fresco feasts, that quintessentially English jug of refreshing Pimms.
Boasting an instantly recognisable tawny colour, this delicious blend of citrus fruits offers a familiar taste of summer for all who drink her.
We have teamed up with Bohemia, the only restaurant in the Channel Islands to be listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, to share with you some top tips on how to make the perfect Pimms (and the best cake to serve it with).
Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith has provided a round up of top tips to ensure you’re serving the perfect party Pimms this sunny season to match the custom made cake of your choice.
How To Make The Perfect Pimms
Don’t overload your Pimms with fruit. Instead, pick a few strong flavours that complement each other. An unusual flavour combination that works well is Pomegranate and Basil. Alternatively, take your Pimms to super food heights with the quirky addition of trendy Acai berries.
Next on the list of things to consider when making the perfect Pimms is herbs. If you’re using herbs such as basil and mint, crush the leaves before adding them to your drink. This will maximise the aroma and leave your Pimms perfectly seasoned.
Those with a sweet tooth might like to add a splash of cranberry juice, or opt for flavoured lemonade for an extra boost.
Get creative with your ice by freezing flowers into your ice cube tray. However, try to limit the ice to a few cubes to ensure the Pimms isn’t too diluted by the time it comes to drinking it!
Finally, when making the perfect PImms, sprinkle a little lemon juice and sugar over the fruit before you add them to your drink. Let the fruit pieces stand for ten minutes so they macerate and then add them to the liquid at the last minute, to save them from going soggy.
Cake To Serve With The Perfect Pimms
Now you know how to make the perfect Pimms its time to find a cake to serve it with.
Thank you to Steve Smith for these great tips on how to make the perfect Pimms – Cheers!