The seasonal differences between us in Australia and the Northern Hemisphere can cause a significant amount of envy for me. With food blogs and Instagram, I see recipes from other creator’s all over the globe. Recently I’ve seen dozens of recipes for popsicles and ice cream using fresh berries. 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 Pimm’s is a quintessential summer drink – traditionally served with strawberries, cucumber and lemonade. This month’s Thursday Tipples cocktail is inspired by one of my favourite desserts. Apple Pie Pimm’s is 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. Apple and cinnamon are BFF’s so a cinnamon spiced simple syrup was a no brainer, and super umm… simple to make. It gives this cocktail a 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 this Apple Pie Pimm’s in a pitcher with apple slices like the more traditional Pimm’s Cup. Happy Thursday!
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Apple Pie Pimm’s
Apple Pie Pimm’s is a nice way to bridge the seasons. Pimm’s paired with apple juice, cider and cinnamon syrup makes it feel cozy, perfect for cooler days.
- 60 ml Pimms
- 60 ml cloudy apple juice
- 30 ml cinnamon simple syrup (see below)
- 15 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Dry apple cider, sparkling or ginger ale, to top up
- Apple slices, to garnish
- Cinnamon stick, to garnish
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
To make the simple syrup, combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and bring to the boil. Allow to boil for a few minutes until slightly syrupy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Remove the cinnamon sticks before using. Can be stored in the fridge indefinitely.
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.