I won’t be winning any awards for the inventive name of this this drink but hey, it does what it says on the tin: warm apple Pimms!
I can’t quite bring myself to start the mulled wine drinking until we hit December, but I am ready for warm, boozy drinks. I actually came across the idea of warm Pimms last weekend whilst visiting a friend in Newcastle. We went to a Christmas fair (as you do at the start of November…) where they had a little Pimms bus. They’d ran out when we arrived (a good sign, but unfortunate for us) so I’ve tried to recreate the drink at home.
Can we all agree that warm cocktails should be more of a thing in winter, and not just reserved for Christmas? Being warm, this feels like a totally acceptable Sunday evening nightcap. After all, it’s basically the same as a cup of tea… right?
This warm apple Pimms would actually make a great substitute for mulled wine. It’s still got the spiced flavours but has a sweeter, fruity taste. Perfect if wine isn’t your thing!
- 400ml apple juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 orange
- 50ml Pimms
- 40ml dark rum
- Slice the orange and add to a pan with the apple juice and cinnamon. Heat gently until warmed (but not boiling).
- Divide the Pimms and rum between two (heatproof) glasses or mugs. Top up with the warm apple juice and serve.