Very Berry Pimms …

Celebrate in style with seasonal berry version of Pimms…Very Berry Pimms …

Add two large handfuls of halved or sliced strawberries, depending on their size to a large jug with a large handful of fresh raspberries, a few sprigs of fresh mint and ΒΌ cucumber, sliced and cut into 4.

Add Pimms No1 and fizzy lemonade or tonic in proportions specified on the bottle of Pimms then top up with lots of ice cubes.

Jazz up summery drinks by adding small halved strawberries, raspberries and mint leaves or tiny viola or herb flowers to sections of an ice cube tray.

Top up with cold water, freeze until solid then press out of ice cube tray and serve in a small bowl or add straight to a glass of strawberryade, see below, bought elderflower cordial or a G and T.

Strawberryade:

Refreshingly simple and easy to make.
Makes 1 litre (13/4 pints)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: overnight

Ingredients:

  • 250 g (9 oz) strawberries, hulled
  • 3 lemons, scrubbed
  • 75 g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 750 ml (11/4 pints) boiling water


Method:

  1. Crush the strawberries roughly with a potato masher or handheld wand mixer in a bowl. 
  2. Pare the rind thinly from half the lemons with a vegetable peeler making sure to leave as much white pith behind as possible or this will the make the strawberryade bitter. 
  3. Halve and squeeze the juice from all the lemons then mix into the strawberries with the sugar.
  4. Pour on the boiling water, stir well to mix then cover and leave to cool place. 
  5. Transfer to the fridge overnight. 
  6. Next day, strain if liked, and pour into a bottle, seal and chill in the fridge until needed. 
  7. Use within 2 days. 
  8. Serve undiluted with ice or mixed half and half with sparkling water for children.

Recipe and photo credits- Seasonal Berries

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12 Comments

  1. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    30th April 2012 / 9:37 pm

    These is such a refreshing summery drink! Easy to prepare & yet tasty, that's what I like! I really love all your amazing pictures! πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine
      1st May 2012 / 6:49 am

      Thank you for the comment πŸ™‚ credits to Seasonal Berries…

  2. Jean
    30th April 2012 / 11:45 pm

    How do you make everything look like a photo that belongs in Martha Stewart's Living Magazine?! πŸ™‚ I love the idea of adding mint to it to give it a refreshing taste. It made my mouth water. Thanks for sharing this!!www.whatjeanlikes.com

    • Clairejustine
      1st May 2012 / 6:52 am

      Hi Jean,this is a guest post from Seasonal Berries,which is great because I get to try the recipe and then post it using their wonderful pictures:)

  3. ...melody...
    1st May 2012 / 1:10 am

    Oh my! These look absolutely delicious! πŸ™‚ YUM!

    • Clairejustine
      1st May 2012 / 6:52 am

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  4. Kala
    1st May 2012 / 4:20 am

    You've made this look like a very inviting drink. Fantastic composition and colors.

    • Clairejustine
      1st May 2012 / 6:53 am

      Thanks for the comment Kala,cedits to Seasonal Berries πŸ™‚

  5. Jill
    2nd May 2012 / 3:39 am

    Tasty looking drink! And I like the new blogger layout! Very swanky!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a fabulous week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

    • Clairejustine
      2nd May 2012 / 8:54 pm

      Hi thanks for the comment,glad you like my new layout πŸ™‚

  6. Becolorful
    6th May 2012 / 11:31 pm

    I've never heard of Pimm's but I will definitely be googling it. Thanks for sharing this week at BeColorfulpam

    • Clairejustine
      7th May 2012 / 7:02 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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