Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pimms O'Clock!

In the summer, a good substitute for wine o'clock is Pimm's o'clock! If you've ever wondered what cucumber tastes like in a cocktail, then Pimms is for you. (Note: you don't really taste it, and if you do eat the cucumber at the end, it's surprisingly refreshing.)

It took me awhile to come around to Pimms. Why would I want to battle my way through fruit to drink a strange brown mixture? But once you start, you really can't stop -- it slides down all too easily. For anyone who hasn't had it, I'd say it's like a cross between Long Island Iced Tea and California Root Beer (I'm aware that sound foul, but that's the closest I can come to explaining it).

A big thanks to everyone who commented on the video yesterday; you're all too kind! I know watching videos takes extra time and we're all trying to get to as many blogs as we can, so I really appreciate it. I'm aware you may be videoed out, but if not, lovely Laura has posted another short one on my writing process over on Chick Lit Love. Even if you don't have time to watch the video but you're into chick lit, you might want to pop over and say hi!

Thanks again for all the wonderful support. I HEART you all!

51 comments:

  1. Is there a recipe for Pimms because I'm salivating already and it's only 01:30 in the afternoon.

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  2. Wendy, hmm. I'm sure there is, but I've only had Pimms in pubs! It's easier (and less messy) that way! :)

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  3. I love Pimms! I've converted many an American to it too since I've been back. Here's a link to a recipe similar to one we use...I use less mint than this one calls for, a regular cuke, and we sometimes throw in a few strawberries too.

    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pimms-cup-10000001646369/

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  4. Pimms, ha ha. Bet they don't know how to make that here, sounds interesting but foul. I happen to like foul:)

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  5. Pimms is delightful. I think video's are fine. The button is there and it's the readers choice. :)

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  6. Don't forget the haddock, or you can use half a cod, if haddock are out of season....

    For me, Pimms will always remind me of sitting in the courtyard at Greenwich during the RNA conference, quietly snaffling Kate Johnson's fruit and chatting with all my writer friends. What a do that was!

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  7. I've never tried Pimms. But you know it's summer in England when the TV starts shouting that it's Pimm's o Clock.

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  8. I've missed that one. Obviously it's a British thing. When I visit in the future we'll have one together Talli....

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  9. MMMM... pimms.... mmmmm!
    Ditto your thanks to everyone who popped over to watch the film(S) and to those who left lovely comments - I appreciate your time during this busy month... I know I was blown away by your working process Talli, as was Jules :)

    Lxxxx

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  10. Yay for Pimms!!!!! Especially when overflowing with 5 types of Fruit -so it's nutritious and good for you too. Take care
    x

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  11. I'll add it to my 'to try' list - though I've never heard of adding a cucumber to a drink :)

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  12. Hmm. I'm not keen on Pimms, but my cousin loves it.

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  13. Hadn't heard of Pimm's and am not sure I'd try it, though it does sound very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from the A to Z challenge. Happy Tuesday! :o)

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  14. Heart you right back, Talli.
    Karen

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  15. I, of course have never heard of Pimms before. (I checked out your video interview, very nice!)

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  16. Hmm, kinda looks like Sangria, but your description makes me think not.

    Okay, a quick Googling says to make it using Pimms liquor (gee, thanks!)(which is says is gin-like) and lemonade, plus all the fruit. Hmm. Sounds pretty tasty!

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  17. I love Pimms...very relaxing during the summer. very English. Thanks, Joyce, for the recipe!

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  18. Ah now Pimm's o'clock sounds like a rea date. LOL! Loved both the interview videOs. :O)

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  19. Never had a Pimms, but now I know why someone offered me one on my blog today!

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  20. Hi Talli - I used to love it and still love the flavour .. but the gin disagrees with me .. so that's it!

    Enjoy your Pimm's O'clock anytime now ..

    Oh yea .. I'll find time for another bit of chick lit watching!! Cheers Hilary

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  21. Some Brits introduced the neighborhood to Pimm's years ago... we'd sit on picnic benches and, well, enjoy the afternoon. Think you gave a great description of how it tastes.

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  22. I've never seen Pimms here. I do like an occasional mojito in the summer.

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  23. Joyce you are the most fabulous person on the face of the planet. Yummy, can't wait....

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  24. Pimm's o'clock! :) Well, at least the cucumber is healthy.

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  25. I've never had Pimms, but have wondered what it is when I've read books that take place in the UK. It seems the characters always order Pimms! It sounds really good, I'd love to try one.

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  26. Sounds lovely, Talli.
    I missed your post yesterday, just watched the video, well done, such a nice interview.

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  27. I have never had a Pimms but your post makes it sound delicious.
    Yvonne.

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  28. Sounds divine. But I'm thinking Canadian Rye and Coke O'Clock. My Canadian Uncle is to blame for that one!

    Ellie Garratt

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  29. Sounds very refreshing! I enjoyed Chick Lit! Julie

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  30. Never had a Pimms but it looks like its worth a try.

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  31. I've never had Pimm's or heard of it until now, but I would be willing to try it.

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  32. Sounds interesting! I haven't had a Long Island in eons!

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  33. I haven't heard of this drink before.

    There's another recipe for it here:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/wine/article521621.ece

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  34. How sad am I - the last two blogs I've responded to have had an alcohol inducement. The last one was P for Port and now your's is Pimms!

    I love Pimms in the summer. And have you ever tried Winter Pimms? It's even better.
    xx

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  35. What is this Pimms sorcery you speak of? I must find one.

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  36. I LOVE Pimms! (I skip the mint and the cuke garnishes)

    I'm sorry I haven't been around...I've been offline trying to get a project finished on deadline. I miss everyone, including you. :)

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  37. never had a Pimms, today it has been margeritta O' clock!

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  38. I wondered what Pimms was when I read about it. Hmmm...I think it will be Pimms o'clock here soon.

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  39. I have been meaning to get over to your blog since I heard you changed it up. I love the new look, awesome color. I have never heard of that drink...which isn't saying much since I only started drinking (and by drinking I mean trying, occasionally) beverages in the cocktail family about 10 years ago. I wonder where I could find one in Seattle? Any ideas anyone?

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  40. Oh I love Pimms in the summer. The fruit can be deadly though!

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  41. There's a bar in New Orleans--The Napoleon House--that serves a drink called a Pimms cup. I wasn't even aware til hubs made me try one a few years back... crazy small world! :o)

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  42. Obviously I haven't been here in way too long, because this is the first time I've seen the new design. I LOVE it - it's really perfect.

    I'm not sure about cucumber in my drink, but I suppose it's one of those things you just have to try. :)

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  43. Pimms is my favourite summer drink. Love it and make it by the jug all summer. Bliss.

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  44. I have never had Pimms, but anything that is associated with summer sounds great to me.

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  45. Oh I love Pimms. We had some on holiday - only ones in cans but it was enough to bring back the memories!

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  46. Oh, I haven't in ages! I think it is about Pimms O'Clock around here, actually!

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  47. Sounds wonderful! Now I'm going to check out the other site.

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Coffee and wine for all!