In celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, I give you Lemon Elderflower Pimm’s. This is a delightful refreshing cocktail made of British inspired ingredients.
The reason for my choice of ingredients for this cocktail are simple. Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake is a lemon and elderflower cake. I decided on Pimm’s for two reasons (1) it’s quintessentially British, and (2) it’s super refreshing.
Pimm’s is traditionally mixed with Gin, but it goes really well with so many other spirits and liqueurs. Adding cucumber and fruits helps to balance out the flavors and looks gorgeous when served in a tall glass.
Lemon Elderflower Pimm’s is an ideal cocktail for brunch or daytime gatherings. If you’re stuck on what to serve to eat with a Pimm’s cocktail, see the list of ideas below.
- Tea Time Tuna Peppadew Sandwiches
- Deep Dish Broccoli Bacon Quiche
- Potato Zucchini Frittata
- Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Ramp Toast
- Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges
For me, Pimm’s evokes memories of sitting on a bench in the gardens near my office in Liverpool Street enjoying a late lunch with my team after one of many grueling weeks. There was also many a Thursday night, at Broadgate Circle, standing room only, working through pitchers of Vodka Pimm’s. Those were the days. Good glory, Pimm’s really makes me home sick.
So back to Harry and Meghan. Their wedding was awesome and so is their cake, check out the tweet below where Chef Claire Ptak explains the recipe. You’re dead inside if you do not salivate!
Here’s the the wedding cake in all its glory.
The wedding cake is to be served at the Reception. It was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/kt5lE4tEn9
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Did you watch the coverage of the royal wedding? I was up early texting with my mother who is back home. We had a great time, sharing our views on the guests’ fashion.
The ceremony was beautiful, the bride was beautiful, the groom was resplendent, and I was tearful!