Summer in your mouth


This Summer leading us into 2013 has finally brought us Melbournians some sweet sweet relief from the never ending winter we braved in 2012.

I have found myself more often than not venturing outside and letting my skin soak in those almighty vitamin D rays, and how glorious it has been.

I am lucky enough to have two of my very best friends living next to a pretty awesome park in the city, one which we’ve wandered across to on many occasions to just LAZE and EAT and DRINK and SOAK in those rays.

The food will generally consist of cheeses and dips and crackers, perfect really. And now the summer warmth is back in our grasp, the park ventures are now also consisting of PIMMS.

That giant bowl of PIMMS excites my senses, ever.single.time. It’s the perfect blend of FRUIT and SODA and PIMMS, AND you can do an alcohol free version too! Who wouldn’t love it!

It’s the simplest thing on the planet to organise, and below I am going to list my favourite ingredients, truth is, you can basically add any.bloody.thing to this, and it will still taste amazing! (well , as long as your any.bloody.thing is of the fruit variety…..)

Mebelu Pimms Mix – Summer in your MOUTH.

You will need:

Apples (green or red, or both!) – sliced
Oranges – sliced
Pineapple – cubed
Lime – sliced
Strawberries – halved
Cucumber – sliced

Your portions of fruit are completely up to you depending on how much you want to consume! I prefer a giant bowl!

Add one cup PIMMS to 3 cups Soda water / Lemonade. – But again, portions are up to you!

Add a touch of ginger beer/ale (or ginger cordial) for taste.

Nb: Mint can also be added for the extra ZING.

Now all you gotta do is mix is allllll up together and consume!

EASY PEASY JAPA… never mind, I think that is politically incorrect to say these days!!!

Voila – ENJOY – Chin chin.

Her cup does NOT say Slu.. ok ok it does, but it was a gift and we couldn’t find another appropriate glass! JUDGE NOT!

 Its Tuesday AGAIN, holy wow, the years flying already, go over and share some IBOT love, some hot summer lovin’

PS. This is not a sponsored post, HOWEVER, if Mr Pimms would like to send me a lil something something, I guess I would be OBLIGED to accept!

January 8, 2013 - 7:27 am

Rachel from Redcliffe Style - I love Pimms. It really is the best summer drink. I’ll have to try it with the fruit. Yum! Rachel xx

January 8, 2013 - 8:11 am

Kaz @ Melting Moments - Cheers!! This looks so tasty!

January 8, 2013 - 8:40 am

Lyndal - i now have my summer drink pretty much every morning, it is kind of awesome. yet to try the actual proper version though ha ha … next pay day!

January 8, 2013 - 9:03 am

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset - oh yum. looks so good!! might have to make this for my sister’s baby shower. she can drink something else. 🙂

January 8, 2013 - 9:14 am

Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right - I want your life.

January 8, 2013 - 9:33 am

Emma - That does sound like the perfect summer drink. With fruit and fizz, how could it not? Going to try it this week!

January 8, 2013 - 9:41 am

Psych Babbler - Ooh…sounds yum and refreshing! I should really try that sometime.

January 8, 2013 - 11:01 am

Me - Sounds like a great way to spend summer !!!!
Have the best day !

January 8, 2013 - 11:49 am

Cider In The Sun - Rachel, it really is amazing. I couldnt imagien it without the fruit now! Delish x

January 8, 2013 - 11:50 am

Cider In The Sun - Kaz, it is 100% tasty! I would reccomend it to anyone… unless you were allergic to fruits.. x

January 8, 2013 - 11:52 am

Cider In The Sun - Del, I think a morning blast of this baby sans alcohol is a winner for sure, but please do try it with the Pimms! yum! x

January 8, 2013 - 11:53 am

Cider In The Sun - Aroha, it is SO good! You could make 2 batches, one with the Pimms and one sans Pimms, its pretty dam good either way! x

January 8, 2013 - 11:55 am

Cider In The Sun - Rachel, Just roll a giant bowl of Pimms and fruit and everything seems magnificent! x

January 8, 2013 - 11:56 am

Cider In The Sun - Emma, honestly, fruit and fizz were born to go together! haha. Please, let me know how you go !? x

January 8, 2013 - 11:57 am

Cider In The Sun - PB, I highly highly recommend it! x

January 8, 2013 - 11:59 am

Cider In The Sun - L, the ONLY way for me to spend my summer, sunshine, blankets, cheese, BFF’s and a giant bowl of fruit and pimms! THE BEST. x

January 8, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions - That does sound so good! I could do with some right about now! The non-alcoholic version anyway.

#teamIBOT was here!

January 8, 2013 - 12:46 pm

[email protected] - Lovely refreshing treat for these endless hot days, YUM!

January 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Cider In The Sun - Kylez, yes its a must! And YES, non alco for you my dear, CONGRATS again, thats such flippin ace news xxxx

January 8, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Cider In The Sun - Lisa, it makes them that little bit more bare able! x

January 8, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Catherine Rodie Blagg (Cup of Tea and a Blog) - I love Pimms – it is def the perfect summer drink xx

January 8, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Emily - What a great idea, and I love the third cup! Emily 🙂

January 8, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Tegan - That looks delicious. Especially in this horrible heat at the moment. I might have to take a trip to the fruit department I think.

January 8, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Rhian @melbs - I absolutely LOVE Pimms. The more fruit the better I say! I love eating strawberries that have been soaking in pimms and lemonade. I love it with the addition of the mint, it’s not proper pimms without the mint in my opinion.
Popped over from IBOT x

January 8, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Beck - I must confess that I have never tried Pimms, but this post has inspired me to get off my butt and do so…

January 8, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Cider In The Sun - Emily, ha ha, me too! x

January 8, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Cider In The Sun - Tegan, please do, there is nothing more satisfying in this heat! Chin chin x

January 8, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Cider In The Sun - Rhian, it does give them that slight extra taste doesnt it.. its def the best way to get your daily in take of fruit! x

January 8, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Cider In The Sun - Beck, a must do! And you can do the non alco version for the kids! woo! x

January 8, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Cider In The Sun - Catherine, the BEST ! x

January 8, 2013 - 10:31 pm

EssentiallyJess - I’m not a huge fan of pimms, but I’ll admit I only had it once. Maybe I need to give it another go?

January 9, 2013 - 2:32 am

Kyla @ Three Quarters Full - It makes me laugh that PIMMS is making a bit of a comeback over here, I avoided it like the plague in the UK and it seems to be stalking me 😉 The drink looks lovely though, light and refreshing and perfect for summer.

January 9, 2013 - 8:15 am

Cider In The Sun - Jess, I had it years ago in the UK and wasnt the biggest fan, but now, try and stop me! I think you should re visit it! haha x

January 9, 2013 - 8:16 am

Cider In The Sun - Kyla, so true, I had it in the UK about 5 ish years ago, didnt love it and it was hugeee over there and I’d never had it here, but now, its ropped me back in! x

January 9, 2013 - 8:25 am

The Life of Clare - I love Pimms! My sister gave us a glass jug for Christmas specifically for Pimms! The perfect summer drink!

January 9, 2013 - 8:47 pm

Carly - I luuurve Pimms!!!
But mine always needs cucumber. Cucumber makes Pimms perfecto for me x

January 12, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Kelly HTandT - Oh honey – I need to try this! Sounds amazing. I love a good punch, and with all that fruit it is PERFECT for this weather.

January 14, 2013 - 9:00 pm

Cider In The Sun - Kel, you DO! Its oh so yummo x

January 18, 2013 - 8:45 am

Bec - Please let’s do this again soon. x

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