One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gin-based alcoholic drink, served typically with lemonade or soda water and fresh mint.
- ‘All drinks are on offer but try the Pimm's Cup special, which is well worth the 9 bucks a shot and might make you think you're in England.’
- ‘On a balmy summer evening, what could be more satisfying than a bottle of chilled rosé, a jug of Pimm's or a pint of lager (preferably not all drunk in the same session)?’
- ‘During the Wimbledon Championships in 2003, 35,000 kg of strawberries, 60,000 pints of Pimm's and 14,000 bottles of champagne were consumed.’
- ‘The perfect ratio is one-third Pimm's to two-thirds lemonade.’
- ‘A perfect Pimm's should always be mixed with a third lemonade, maybe a slice of orange, a dash of mint, a touch of cucumber and a little tonic.’
Early 20th century: from the name of the proprietor of the restaurant where the drink was created.
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