This weekend Tyler and I had lunch with the Afonso’s, and Lydia served up this fresh, fruity cocktail fit for the gods. It’s light, refreshing, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who didn’t like it, especially in the summer. It’s quite pleasing to the eye too, especially when served in a glass jug like Lydia did. The colours lift the room and add some flare to the table.

Pimms Cocktail Punch

After barely any convincing, Lydia’s agreed to let me blog the recipe for this sweet-but-not-too-sweet summer cocktail.

Pimms Summer Cocktail Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 litre water
  • 1 litre Sprite
  • 200 ml – 250 ml Pimms (or more if you’d like)
  • A couple of sliced strawberries
  • A few slices of cucumber
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • One sliced orange
  • A generous amount of ice cubes

And then? Throw it all into a pretty jug like the one in the picture, or into a nice punch bowl, and Bob’s your uncle.

I know I’ll be using this recipe for get-togethers in the future. How about you? Let us know if you try it or if you add anything else into the mix!