This is exactly what it looks like.
No! We can’t have enough! It’s the heart of summer and this is exactly what we need.
See also: I freaking love a good Pimm’s Cup.
It’s so super refreshing and citrusy and it’s actually my favorite thing to drink out by the pool. We been making them for years (Lacy has always made the best ones – circa 2012!) and here, instead of seltzer or soda, we’re doing rosé.
I know I know I know.
But juuuust hear me out. Don’t click out yet.
The key is to use sparkling rosé. Bubbles make the drink! Plus, we usually do bubbles in the form of seltzer so if you skip the bubbles, the drink may be rather flat. Think of rosé plus cucumbers and lemon and strawberries. Sounds super fresh, right?
In my Pimm’s cup, I NEED the cucumber and lemon. I think they are a necessity to make it a legit Pimm’s, otherwise we may just be making a cocktail with Pimm’s liqueur, you know? A few years ago I made a more strawberry-specific Pimm’s cup and that one is also to die for.
True life: I can’t stand carbonated drinks and very rarely drink them.
Unless there is booze involved. Need all the bubbles! Riddle me that.
This drink is also amazing for summer because it’s really easy to make a single serving – you almost don’t have to measure anything and it will usually turn out great. But at the same time? You can easily make a pitcher for a party and for all your friends.
I want to be friends. Invite me to the party!
Sparkling Rosé Pimms Cups
- 1 handful of fresh mint
- 4 cucumber slices or “ribbons” (done with a veg peeler)
- 4 strawberries, sliced
- 2 lemon slices
- 2 lime slices
- 4 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1 lime wedge
- 4 to 6 ounces sparkling rosé wine
Fill your glass with a mixture of ice, strawberries, cucumber slices, fresh mint, lemon slices and lime slices. Remember to save a strawberry or some mint for garnish on top if you care! I like to to layer this: add some veg on the bottom, then some ice, add some strawberries and lemon, add more ice, etc.
Once your cup is full of ice and produce (ha), pour in the Pimm’s and squeeze in the lemon juice and lime juice from each wedge. Use a knife or cocktail stirrer to stir the mixture up and at this time, I sort of faux “muddle” the mint too. Pour the rosé over top. Give it a gentle stir. Garnish with the leftover mint or strawberry or lemon wedge. Drink up!
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So much fruit, it’s kind of like a healthy snack in there.
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