Winter Pimms

Season’s Greetings, yes it is here again already.

This month we at The Victoria thought we would bring you something slightly different to the usual hot drink offering of mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot chocolate - Winter Pimms.

Some of you may know Pimms for its summer cocktail with mint, citrus and strawberries using Pimms No1 which is the gin based Pimms developed in the 1840s. After the first Pimms came scotch that lent its name to No. 2 cup, while No. 3 used brandy, No. 4 rum, No. 5 rye whiskey and No. 6 vodka. Of these sequels, the vodka cup and brandy (now called Winter) are the only ones still in production.

Winter Pimms
Serves 8-10 guests

1 bottle of Winter Pimms
1 litre apple juice
1 bottle (550ml) cider of your choice
4 shots of brandy – optional for those colder nights
4 shots of orange liqueur
8 cloves
Peel of 1 grapefruit
2 sticks of cinnamon
Brown sugar to your taste

Warm slowly and gently, tasting as you go to make sure the sugar has dissolved and that you have the right balance. You can always play with the recipe to suit your own tastes as whisky, rum and other spirits make great additions also.

Remember to strain out the cloves when serving.

Serve in a mug or glass with a handle as it should be served at tea temperature and garnish with a slice of grapefruit and apple.

Enjoy, responsibly of course.

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