Good day gents. As summer approaches we who live in humid climates start thinking about our favourite ways to quench thirst and escape the sensation of near suffocation in the heavy summer air. For those times when water with lemon or a Perrier simply will not do, my old standby has always been a gin and tonic. Supremely simple, dry, effervescent, and thirst quenching. It is also a superb for cleansing the palate. There is a reason this combination is well known. Even amongst those who do not imbibe at all.
One drink which has always captured my imagination is the classic Pimm's No. 1 Cup. Why I haven't tried this is beyond me. If you go to Pimm's website and click on the recipe button it will lead you to a list of classic Pimm's cups. The original is of course a classic but I must admit the Pimm's Royale looks smashing in its own right. Would those of you who drink Pimm's share your favourite mix?
I suppose it is the broad streak of Anglophile that runs through me but these classic old British standbys always seem to be just the ticket and fit right in with my curmudgeonly traditionalist mentality. The gin and tonic along with Pimm's cups conjure images of a sultry day under an umbrella or canopy, lazing away the afternoon in a comfortable old linen suit. Just the thing for our ridiculously humid Kansas summers which by the way are just around the corner. So lets make it Pimm's O'clock. I think I will pop over to the spirits store and pick up a bottle of this today.