Now, how should we celebrate? Champagne will be too expected, beer far too common, tea too boring… We need a drink that is symbolic of the establishment, that represents the people of Britain, that will also soothe your holiday-aching hearts and cool your heatwave-burnt souls. We need PIMM’S.
Pimm’s is your summer drink. Your adult-lemonade. Your excuse for a picnic. It’s a gin-based liquor but the recipe is secret (I heard that only six people know it in the world and I hope they don’t travel together). It sports a dark reddish tea-colored robe and tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruit. But the best part in drinking Pimm’s is what you add to it:
It’s fresh, it’s healthy and guilt-free (it helps you achieve your ’5-a-day’ target), it’s delicious and nutritious and it’s by far the most british way to celebrate the birth of an heir to the throne of England.
In case fresh and healthy is not really your cup of tea, go for gin. And may God save the Queen.
ps: Ruinart’s Master Cellar Frédéric Panaïotis just suggested to replace lemonade with Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. I guess it’s worth a shot !