Roses are red, Violets are blue, Here’s a very special cocktail, Perfect for you! (And me, and your other favourite friends!)
Whether you’re looking for something new for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration, Galentines Day or just the approaching end of summer, we know that you will enjoy and savour the taste of this glorious cocktail.
The ‘Oz Pimm’s’ is our ode to summer flavours and was first ‘created’ back in October 2018 at the Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival. Our festival 'neighbour' was Pimm’s and once we started chatting we couldn’t help but try each other’s wares. One thing lead to another and by late afternoon this was our favourite drink!
The great thing about this cocktail is that it’s super easy to make (and even easier to enjoy). For me this drink was perfect. Light, refreshing and not overly alcoholic it worked with meals throughout the summer whether salads, BarBQues, chicken, fish and cheese platters! (Virtually everything except the Christmas roast!)
And just as Pimm’s is perfect for Wimbeldon’s tennis tournament, the Oz Pimm’s was the ideal cocktail for the Australian Open! So go ahead and enjoy a few. (After all summer is over in a fortnight!)
15 ml Riberry Shrub
45 ml Pimm’s Cup #1
Garnish: Strawberry + Cucumber + Orange Slice + Mint Leaves
- In cocktail shaker, muddle Mint Leaves with Riberry Shrub.
- Add Pimm’s and shake to mix.
- Fill ‘Tumbler’ with ice. Pour Pimm’s + Shrub mix over ice.
- Top with Ginger Ale and stir to mix.
- Garnish with extra Mint Leaves + Cucumber + Orange Slice + Strawberry
You can also think of this as a totally historical cocktail as it’s based on Pimm’s Cup #1 (approx. 1850) + vinegar Shrub (approx. 1700’s) made with Riberries (Australian indigenous fruit, approx. 35,000 BC).
It’s always nice to know that you’re enjoying something that’s been around for awhile!