Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Pimms to go....

Now that Autumn is fast approaching, these vintage bottles of Pimms will soon be going back in the cupboard. .....I bring them out and pop them on a kitchen shelf for a bit of fun in the summer months.

I love the old labels....so much nicer than the modern one......

Invented in the 1820's as an aid to digestion of all things, I discovered that there were 6 varieties of Pimms.....No1 to No6, each with a different spirit base.

Most were phased out over the years leaving the original No1 gin based Pimms that we drink today in the Summer at Glyndebourne.....Henley Regatta.... a back garden in Northumberland.......

I know they do a winter Pimms but it never feels the same....

Oh and just in case you are wondering.... no...... I have not been tempted to try what's left in the old bottles!

Julie x


  1. Oooh, yes,lovely! Pimms in the summer and mullled wine in the winter for me, please!

  2. The winter one is really good - though the summer one evokes the most memories. Wonder what the others were like?

  3. Oh you must try winter pimms, mixed with apple juice, and a cinnamon stick thrown in and heated . . . . mmmmmmmmmm!!
    I might just make you one!! Love Helen xx

  4. Mmmmmmmmmm Pimms! We always put extra gin in ours (hic!)

  5. I too love old bottles, they are lovely in a vintage display. My late father-in-law gave me two old bottles of vintage champagne, Veuve Cliquot and Bollinger(to which I am rather partial)dating to 1934 and 1937 respectively. Sadly, the contents have slightly evaporated although they have never been opened. I am also rather partial to Pimms in the summer, although have never tried the others.
    Jo xx

  6. I've never had Pimms - now I guess I will have to wait until next summer!

  7. Pimms just makes me think of summer! Winter Pimms is definitley not the same!
    Tamzin X

  8. A favourite summer drink and like you it just doesn't seem right in winter.