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London Cocktail Week Oct 7-13

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The World's Drinks And How To Mix Them

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Cheers and Cheerio! What a week to be in London – Cocktail Week! Seven Dials in Covent Garden hosts the majority of events, but over 150 bars throughout London will be featured in tours. Throughout the seven days, you can attend parties and pop-up bars a plenty, but there is much to learn here also. Imbibe your little grey cells (before killing off a few) via seminars, masterclasses and tastings. You can also get a shave and/or a makeover, view art or listen to poetry to revive your spirit, all while enjoying some spirits.

For more information, click here – just be sure to have a Pimm’s Cocktail, or something suitably British, while you look.

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Recipes: It’s Pimm’s O’Clock Somewhere!

An array of undoubtedly collectible antique Pi...

An array of undoubtedly collectible antique Pimm’s bottles. They’re missing Pimms No. 2 unfortunately… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await their bundle of joy, you can prepare by choosing a celebratory drink with which to toast the royal event. Of course, champagne would be in order, but, why not try something new? Buzzfeed Food posted (from twenty-four Pimm’s recipes, including both drinks and treats. You may want to start with a Classic Pimm’s Cup, for inspiration:

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
Diet Spite/7up/or any Lemon-Lime Soda of choice, also good with ginger beer


Pimm's Cup Nr 1

Pimm’s Cup Nr 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Traditional (yet totally optional) garnishes:
Green Apple

Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour about 1/3 Pimm’s No.1 into the glass. Top with lemon-lime soda and any garnishes. Stir. Enjoy.

Click here to see all the recipes

Being July, you may want to try the Pimm’s granita, float, sorbet or Pimmsicle. Then, there are all the dessert recipes! So many celebrations can be made more festive with a spot of Pimm’s. …better buy two bottles!

via 22 Ways To Toast The Royal Baby With Pimm’s.


It’s Pimm’s O’Clock Somewhere!

Whether or not you’ve been swept up in the royal baby hysteria, you might as well use it as an excuse to buy a bottle of Pimm’s No. 1. A gin-based liqueur with hints of citrus and spice, it is arguably Britain’s most delicious export.

WARNING: Some of these links contain very British ingredients. Also, some measurements are given in (*brace yourselves*) METRIC!

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