I’ve been craving refreshing drinks the past couple weeks: Fruit filled cocktails with a lot of bright notes. So despite using only in season ingredients, I cheated and impulsively bought a pack of organic strawberries at the grocery store. To put them to good use, I muddled them to release the juices and also used the strawberries as a garnish in this pretty Sparkling Pimm’s Cup cocktail recipe. Paired with cucumber, tart blood orange juice, champs and Pimms, they make a citrusy, fizzy cocktail with a bit of spice that really hits the spot!
If you have never had a Pimm’s Cup before, they are one mighty refreshing tipple. Pimms No 1 liqueur is greatly loved (and consumed) in England. It has spicy and citrus notes that make it perfect for pairing with a variety of fruits, lemonade, or ginger beer. I, Ashley, also found that is goes great with sparkling wine, score!
Is there nothing that a bit of bubbly can’t cure? As the saying goes: In victory you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it. So pour yourself one of these Sparkling Pimms Cups, whether you need it or deserve it!
These drinks are perfect to help hold you ever until spring arrives with its bountiful produce for cocktail ingredients. Who else will be making a round of these this weekend?!
Ashley Rose Conway