The seasonal differences between us in Australia and you guys in the Northern Hemisphere can cause a significant amount of envy for me, especially since I started reading food blogs 8 years ago. Recently I’ve seen dozens of recipes for popsicles and ice cream using fresh berries, but meanwhile here it is all about pumpkin, pears and soup. And while do I appreciate the different seasons and all that they bring, I just like warm weather and stone fruit way more!!
To me Pimms is a quintessential summer drink – traditionally served with strawberries, cucumber and lemonade, but this month’s Thursday Tipples cocktail is inspired by the classic Apple Pie. It’s a tasty little drink and a nice way to bridge the seasons. I think it can be enjoyed no matter what time of year it is. The cinnamon spiced syrup gives it a sort of warm wintery vibe but it’s also fun and refreshing.
The ingredients play well with each other, a great balance of tart and sweet. It doesn’t really taste boozy so you’ll have to watch yourself with these ones! If you’re in the southern hemisphere, I think it’s perfect to serve at a wintery lunch or if you’re not, maybe a July 4th celebration. If you’re making it for a party you could serve it in a pitcher with apple slices like the more traditional Pimms. Happy Thursday!
- 60ml Pimms
- 60ml cloudy apple juice
- 30ml cinnamon simple syrup (see below)
- 15ml lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- Dry apple cider (sparkling) or ginger ale, to top up
- Apple slices and cinnamon stick, to garnish
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
To make the cocktail, combine Pimms, apple juice, cinnamon simple syrup, lemon juice and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20 seconds, strain into a serving glass with more ice. Top up with apple cider and garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick.