Thursday, 27 August 2015

Caribbean Pimms and Grace Summer Drinks - Caribbean Food Week

At the time of writing this, the weather (in the West Midlands) is sunny, but I''m not sure for how long for. As documented in previous posts, summer is my favourite season and what drink is more synonymous with summer than Pimms. Pimms, the English based drink with a wonderful blend of gin, liqueur, fruit and spices is enjoyed by many, particularly on a lovely warm summers day. There are many additional ingredients that can be added to make Pimms and I have my own version which I often adapted. But, the lovely people at Caribbean Food Week have given a tropical twist to the English classic drink. Caribbean Pimms and Grace Summer Drinks is perfect for the bank holiday and carnival weekend or if you want to evoke Summer in the up and coming Autumn season.
My Caribbean Pimms is a little dark because I also used a can of Caribbean cola. I loved the combination of fruit and slight fire from the ginger beer, I found the Pimms to be incredibly moreish and was quickly gone by family. This drink is incredibly easy to make, all you now need is your flip flops and some Bob Marley music playing in the background.

Recipe for Caribbean Pimms and Grace Summer Drinks from Caribbean Food Week.
Serves 6, Preparation Time 5 minutes, cooking time 0 minutes.

250ml Pimms no1
4 cans of Grace ginger beer
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 orange, sliced
3 strawberries, sliced
1 handful of fresh mint leaves.

Optional ingredients
1/2 lime, sliced
1/2 lemon, slice
2-3 fresh pineapple, chopped into chunks.

1) Mix all the ingredients together in a large glass pitcher
2) Serve chilled or over ice and enjoy!


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