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Re: Pimm's

Postby Kiwi » 04 Oct 2011, 23:50

Pimms started out as a bottled cocktail. I think the story goes that some oyster bar got so famous for its 'house punch' that they started bottling it for take out.

So. . . Since Pimms is just a pre-mixed cocktail, if you can't buy it simply make your own. Google around and you should find recipes, but from memory something like the following will give good results.

2 parts gin
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec or Curacao - best avoid the blue curacao though!)

Just shake it up in a bottle and use it exactly like you'd use Pimms. If you have the above items in your home bar you can basically churn out Pimms to order.

The above recipe can be further improved by adding a little orange bitters. Mind you, if you have orange bitters you probably have access to Pimms.

The strength of Pimms has been gradually reduced over the years, so one advantage of mixing it up yourself is using a nice high-proof gin as the base - hopefully restoring some of the lost kick.
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Re: Pimm's

Postby Bu Lai En » 26 Nov 2011, 09:59

Did you find it? I haven't seen it anywhere, but am always on the lookout for somewhere that might have rarer liquor.
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Re: Pimm's

Postby tomthorne » 26 Nov 2011, 10:31

Bu Lai En wrote:Did you find it? I haven't seen it anywhere, but am always on the lookout for somewhere that might have rarer liquor.


I had two bottles brought over. We're down to our last half litre now, but I won't be drinking it much in winter anyway. It's not available, officially, in Taiwan. Seems strange to me because I thought it would really appeal to the Taiwanese palate. Could be a business opportunity.
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Re: Pimm's

Postby Bu Lai En » 26 Nov 2011, 15:11

tomthorne wrote:
Bu Lai En wrote:Did you find it? I haven't seen it anywhere, but am always on the lookout for somewhere that might have rarer liquor.


I had two bottles brought over. We're down to our last half litre now, but I won't be drinking it much in winter anyway. It's not available, officially, in Taiwan. Seems strange to me because I thought it would really appeal to the Taiwanese palate. Could be a business opportunity.


Well there's so much liquor not available in Taiwan, that it's no surprise.
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Re: Pimm's

Postby Chris » 01 Aug 2012, 12:22

I'm enjoying a Pimm's Cup right now! (I had to bring the Pimm's from the US.)
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