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Pimm's

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Pimm's

So what the big deal about Pimm's? I heard that it is a very popular Oxford (and England) summer nectar! Any comments?

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1. Re: Pimm's

I can confirm that its also quite popular in Scotland and Wales too. I guess its got something to do with its very refreshing nature......hic!

It wouldn't be a British summer without copious amounts of Pimms. With lemonade or Ginger Ale I don't mind which.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimm's

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I found out I can buy it here in Canada at my local liquor store. Might give it a go before I am in Oxford next month. Might not taste the same without all the garnishes!

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3. Re: Pimm's

Don't worry about the garnishes. The addition of a couple of ice cubes and a good slosh of Canada Dry ginger ale or lemonade (UK lemonade is more like 7 UP or Sprite) is all thats needed.

You just reminded me, my bottle is almost empty :-(

Do give it a try.

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I might just go out tonight and pick up a bottle! My friends will probably like it more than the other UK product that I grew up on...Marmite!!

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Marmite! Now there's something that polarises opinion. I don't let a day pass without my marmite fix. You're certainly someone with good taste;-)

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Well, every time I try to introduce it to my friends here in Canada, they just cringe! Mind you, just opening up to jar and sniffing it does shock the senses! So a Pimm's and Marmite night here might not go over well!

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Sorry but Pimms ain't Pimms without all the garnish and to get the full flavour a jug needs to stand for about an hour. Also best served in pint or half pint pots rather than thin glasses.

Marmite-you either love it or hate it there is no in between.

Pimms on the riverbank at Henley during the regatta is the essence of an English summer

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8. Re: Pimm's

Even if you leave out all the fruit it must have a sprig of mint.

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I just found a bottle at the liquor store. For a 750ml bottle,it was $23 Canadian, or 11.50 Pounds Sterling. Will try it tonight with just Canada Dry. Will let you know what I think!!

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10. Re: Pimm's

Try a sprig of Borage rather than mint, it's supposed to really be the 'done thing'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimm's

http://www2.anyoneforpimms.com/