The Quintessential British Summer Aperitif

The Quintessential British Summer Aperitif
With Wimbledon done and dusted, the cricket world cup safely tucked away in the trophy cabinet and a heat wave set to hit the UK, there couldn’t be a better time to enjoy Justerinis’ favourite summer tipple and a stalwart of British Summertime, Pimm’s No. 6, the Vodka Cup.

Pimm’s colourful history began in the 1900s, when Mr Pimm created infusions to be enjoyed in his oyster bars. Over the course of nearly 180 years, six different expressions, each with their own unique blend of botanicals and spices have been created. Today, there are just two remaining: the No. 1 and the No. 6. For years, Justerinis has been quietly selling No. 6 the Vodka Cup, the lighter, brighter and slightly more sophisticated cousin of the classic Pimm’s.

No. 6, with its careful blend of fine vodka and fruit extracts creates a wonderfully balanced summer drink. Our favourite iteration and twist on the classical serve combines 50ml of Pimm’s No. 6, 125ml of your favourite botanical tonic, garnished with plenty of ice and a ribbon of cucumber. It is a spectacularly versatile drink as proved by the Goring Hotel, who has recently unveiled two dazzling Pimm’s No.6 based cocktails on their summer menu. It’s well worth a detour to taste them if you happen to be in or around SW1!