Hands up if you love Pimm’s, but more specifically Maple and Ginger Pimm’s? This is one of the most refreshing drinks of the summer that’s a must-make – especially when there are plenty of bank holiday weekends in May. A refreshing spin on a popular summertime drink, this beverage is made with Pimm’s no.1, 100% pure Canadian maple syrup and is topped up with ginger beer, plenty of ice and a whole lot of fruit for extra flavour. It’s easy to make, a delight to sip on and quench the thirst, and is ready in just 5 minutes!
This post is kindly sponsored by Maple From Canada UK.
How to make this Maple and Ginger Pimm’s:
There really isn’t any occasion that isn’t made better by a large, cold, refreshing jug of Pimm’s. Make this version in three simple steps…
- Add your fruits such as sliced oranges and lemons, strawberries, cucumber and mint to a large jug.
- Add 50 ml 100% pure Canadian maple syrup to the jug, and then fill a third of the jug with Pimm’s.
- Throw in some ice cubes, top up with ginger beer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) then serve immediately, with a little extra garnish added to each glass.
FAQs for this Maple and Ginger Pimm’s:
Can I make this Maple and Ginger Pimm’s ahead of time?
If you’re hosting a party of BBQ, you can certainly get a head start and prepare most of your ingredients ahead of time. Slicing all the fruit and garnishes then popping them in the fridge is a great way to be on step ahead, and still keep everything cold and fresh. You can also add the maple syrup and Pimm’s to your jug before adding your fruits, ice and ginger beer right before serving.
Can I make just one or two glasses instead of a jug?
Absolutely! Simply shake 10ml of maple syrup and one third of a glass of Pimm’s in a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour into your glass and top up with ginger beer and any additional fruit or garnishes. Simply double these quantities for two glasses.
Can I substitute the Pimm’s?
Pimm’s has a wonderfully unique flavour that’s tough to substitute. It’s a classic, and is especially British – which makes it all the better. As an alternative, you could use 1 part gin, 1 part red vermouth, and ⅓ part Bols. You can also top up with lemonade, soda, or tonic as a fizzy substitution to the ginger beer.
The best garnishes for this Maple and Ginger Pimms:
You can’t make a Pimm’s without the garnishes. They’re what make it, well, a Pimm’s! This is a drink that’s known for being well-garnished so don’t hold back when it comes to adding fruit to your jug. Here are my favourites that pair beautifully with the flavours of maple and ginger:
- Citrus slices like orange, blood orange, grapefruits and lemon
- Sweet strawberries
- Refreshing cucumber
Did you know?
Maple syrup is classed based on its colour and flavour profile. The colours and flavours will change throughout the spring harvest and range from a light, delicate taste through to a dark, strong taste. Using the correct maple syrup in recipes changes everything.
Golden. This syrup comes from maple sap harvested at the very beginning of the season and has a sweet, delicate flavour. Perfect for topping yoghurts and ice cream.
Amber. A pure, rich taste and a magnificent amber colouring, this is fantastic for vinaigrettes and desserts.
Dark. This syrup has a more pronounced caramel flavour – perfect for cooking, baking and sauces and especially good for fruity dishes.
Very dark. This syrup is harvested at the end of the season and has a rich and distinctive flavour. Beautiful for sauces and glazes.
See how I made this Maple and Ginger Pimm’s over on Instagram!
Maple and Ginger Pimm’s
- 50 ml 100% pure Canadian maple syrup preferably Amber
- 250 ml Pimm's no.1
- 500 ml ginger beer alcoholic or non-alcoholic
- Ice to serve
Fruit and garnishes:
- Handful strawberries sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 orange sliced
- Few sprigs mint leaves picked
- 1/2 cucumber sliced
- Slice your fruits like the strawberries, lemon, orange and cucumber. Pick the leaves off your mint sprigs. I like a good amount of fruit in my Pimm’s so choose how much you’d like to add at your discretion. Add everything to your jug.
- Pour the 100% pure Canadian maple syrup into your jug. My recommendation is Amber, but if you prefer a stronger, more robust flavour you can also use Dark or Very Dark.
- Fill the jug around one-third of the way up with Pimm’s. Depending on the size of your jug, this will be around 250-300ml.
- Add cubes or crushed ice to your jug and top up with ginger beer.
- Fill your glasses with some of the leftover garnish, ensuring each glass has a little of everything. Add an extra ice cube to each, then pour and serve immediately.
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