Summer Cocktail Series 2011
By Hairee Lee.
“Lovely Weather We’re Having!”
Some comment about the weather is usually the way to start a conversation in England. And to pretty much continue it from what I remember form my years living there. But no matter because little goes better with lovely weather than a Pimm’s cup. That much I was in complete agreement with respect to Brit culture.
The first time I had a Pimm’s cup was at a fellow teacher’s garden party while I was teaching near London. For the life of me I can’t recall her name. I do remember all her clothes were from Boden, a J.Crew, Banana Republic type catalogue clothing company in UK. By this I mean no hemlines above the knee, modest scoop necks, demure earrings, hideous flower pattern coats and dresses that only look good on skinny blond models because anything looks good on skinny blond models. She was nice enough but not memorable enough for me to recall her name.
She did, however, make a great punch bowl of Pimm’s packed full of fruit.
Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based liquor made in England from dry gin, liqueur, fruit juices and spices. It was created in 1859 by the English oyster bar owner James Pimm. The recipe is still a secret, and only six persons know exactly how it is made.