“ Brand: Pimm's / Type: Cocktail „
I am not someone who drinks a vast amount of alcohol but around Christmas and new year I do tend to drink a little more around friends and family in celebration. I came across these cans when they were on a deal in Tesco of 4 for £6 and also 4 for 3. Deals like this allow me to buy different choices so I can try each of them.
I had never really tried Pimm's before and it is always packaged as an older more sophisticated persons drink but I thought I'd give it a go, there was also an elderflower and blackcurrant Pimm's too which seemed quite refreshing.
I put the cans into the fridge when I got them home and they waited for about 2 weeks until chosen, it was just their time. I chose the standard Pimm's and lemonade first, the can is red with hints of white and gold. The tin is a slim tall cylinder which looks quite dainty, maybe aimed at the female market? The can contains 5.4% alcohol which is a mid range refreshing drink to be served chilled which is far from the usual Pimm's cocktails containing vast quantities of fruit.
The slim can was easy to both grip and hold and I gently pulled back on the ring pull to break the seal. However, being metal they retain the cold well and I suffer from chill blains easy in this weather so I cannot hold cold items for too long.
The Pimm's creates a brown drink when mixed with clear lemonade. The drink had a sweet aroma and was quite fizzy, the first gulp being difficult as the foam seems to multiply in the mouth. However, the taste is almost fruity with a hint of spice and this is why it works so well with fresh fruits as a drink of the summer. I find that Pimm's is very refreshing and could almost be passed as pop if it were not for the alcoholic content.
The other flavour I purchased comes in a silver slim tin with purple and white floral designs. This drink is ever so fresh and light, very fruity but light and sharp which cleanses the palette.
I would highly recommend that anyone try both of these Pimm's varieties.
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I had always heard of Pimms but never tried it. I heard about it more in the Summer months and so many people would make references to Pimms and Lemonade and Tennis. I don't know why I hadn't tried it before especially as it is now available in premixed tins like a lot of different alcoholic drinks these days. I decided to buy just 1 tin from Asda in the weekend to see if I would like it but I had some of my favourite tins in case I didn't like it.
This comes in a 250ml tin and I got it for £1.50 in Asda. I think most of the tins are on offer at the moment which is always good.
I had this chilling nicely for a while before I drank it. Think drinks are just so much nicer when they are nice and cold. I didn't know what to expect from this drink as I had not read up about it. The flavour was a little different than what I thought it would be. For some reason I thought this would be a light Berry taste but it is fresh and fruity but there does seem to be a dash of spice thought this too which I wasn't expecting. I think the Lemonade was the perfect mixer for this as I think Coke would be a little heavy with this.
I thought this was a nice enough drink and I did finish the tin but I would still stick to the other premixed tubs before this one. I could and would have this in the odd occasion though for a change.
=Pimms and Lemonade Can=
This is going to sound an odd confession, but I have never ever tried a Pimms and I am 40 something!! I have always put it down to seeing in a jug with mint and cucumber.
So when I saw this can of Pimms and Lemonade, in Asda I just thought I have to go for it.
Pimms as a drink was first established in 1823 by James Pimm, with the Pimms being named as Pimms and a number, the number relates to the flavour used in the Pimms. This has Pimms no 1 in the can, which is the most common of the Pimms products.
=Pimms in a Can=
The can is ready mixed of Pimms and Lemonade, the can is tall and slender, and has a metallic red colour with Pimms written in Silver. The can has a pull open can, (similar to most other cans) and gives you a great opportunity to have a Pimms on the go,
I poured mine into a glass as I wanted to see what the Pimms looked like, and it was a golden brown colour, but a tinge of a red, if I was going to say a word it reminded me of Autumn.
It was a fruity drink, and the first taste it reminded me of a cold tea, but with a fruity taste with spices, it has a fruity aroma.
I found this to be a good balance of Pimms and Lemonade, as the Pimms was not over powering.
This is a refreshing drink, and a lovely beverage, and one that i was pleasantly surprised that I liked it and it was easy to drink.
I have brought a couple of cans of this since, I haven't ventured to a bottle as I don't think that I would warrent drinking enough of it, but a can is just the right size.
-The can is a 250ml size.
-calories - there are 160 calories per single serve 250ml can
They are around £2 per can, but retailers sometimes have promotions on such as mix and match four cans for £6, and I have seen 3 cans for £5. it is worth shopping around.
5/5 from me - now a convert to a Pimms and lemonade in a can
Pimm's No.1 & Lemonade Can
I enjoy a glass, can or jug of Pimms and Lemonade quite often when I go out drinking, it is quite a summery drink and I drink it more often when it is hot out in the sunshine. I have on the odd occasion purchased ready made drinks that I like to call 'journey beer'. It is not necessarily beer that I drink, but something in a can that is quite discreet and easy to carry and this Pimms and lemonade in a can fits the bill perfectly.
Pimms itself is a fruity alcohol that is intended to be used as a fruit cup, this is basically an alcoholic fruity drink that is made into a long drink with the addition of fruit pieces and trimmings such as cucumber and mint. A drink of Pimms straight tastes subtly of spices and citrus fruits and is quite yummy but a bit too strong for me to drink on its own. It is most often mixed up with lemonade, which is how I take it.
The drink was first established in 1823 by James Pimm and the most popular/common variety is known as Pimms No 1, which is what is in the canned variety. Pimms as a straight liqueur is 25 % ABV.
Pimms in a Can!
I have yet to try many of these new-ish creations that are ready mixed alcoholic drinks in a can, but the Pimms one grabbed me immediately. The can is tall and thin and a nice metallic red colour with Pimms written in silver. The can has a pull open cap as all cans have and you can simply pop it and drink, which I think is the main attraction with this drink, it is a ready made Pimms and Lemonade and thus saves you buying a whole bottle of Pimms.
Taste & Opinion
When you open the can you get a whoosh of fizz which comes from the lemonade and the drinks carbonated properties. It smells slightly fruity, but nowhere near as fruity as full strength Pimms obviously as this is ready mixed. I have only drunk this out of the can but the colour is a golden brown with a slight red tinge to it.
This drink should definitely be serve chilled, I have had it straight from the shelf and it tastes so much better taken from a fridge, but that goes without saying. This is nice, if not slightly weak compared to my usual Pimms and lemonade. The Pimms taste and balance is good and the lemonade makes it a very fruity and sweet easy to drink concoction. It is a refreshing drink, especially when chilled and I can't actually fault the canned version because it is a lovely beverage. However it is just not comparable to a jug of Pimms filled with ice and fruit and lemonade.
The can contains 250 ml
There are 160 calories per 250 ml can
This is currently retailing for £1.85 per can or four for £6, which is good value if you are out and about or want a single serving without having to buy a full bottle. A good idea and nice taste but I would go for my own mixture if given a choice.
Pimms in the summer is one of my favourite drinks, its cool, refreshing and rather fashionable. But, what to do, when you have gone out for a barbeque or a picnic, you cannot really take a big jug with you and mix all the ingredients there, no, you opt for one of these nifty little cans with the Pimms and the lemonade already mixed. Ok, you don't have the strawberries, orange, mint and cucumber to go with it but its a great alternative if you like this drink during the summer.
According to an article I read, "Pimm's is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimmand has been owned by Diageo since 1997. Pimm's No. 1 Cup is based on gin and can be served both on ice or in cocktails. It has a dark-tea colour with a reddish tint, and tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruit. It is often taken with "English-style" (clear and carbonated) lemonade, as well as various chopped fresh ingredients, particularlyapples, cucumber, oranges, lemons, strawberry, and borage, though nowadays most substitute mint."
This drink in the can contains Pimm's No.1 Spirit and lemonade so it is ready to drink as soon as you open the can tab. The can is fairly small, about the same size as a can of Red Bull but I think that's adequate for an alcohol drink like this although I have been known to have more than one as summer picnics with friends. I do like them but I think the more traditional way to make them yourself is better. These cans are a tiny bit strong for my liking, I think in my opinion they have more of the spirit than they do of the lemonade but its still got a really nice flavour. I find the best way to drink them is ice cool too so we will take ours in a cool bag with a ice pack and they stay nice and cold until we need to drink them.
Each can has Alc. 5.4% vol and equates to 1.4 UK Units. THey are a nice way to drink Pimms on the go and I will definitely be stocking up on some for summer.
I have always been a fan of alcopops because they go down so easily, especially on a hot summer's day, however I have now discovered another fresh and fruity tipple, one that I always associated with elderly Ladies and Gents and bowling greens and Polo and the like. Pimms No.1 with lemonade! Pimms is a Gin based drink and was originally mixed as a medicinal tonic to aid digestion by a chappie by the name of James Pimm in 1840. The original ingredients of Pimms were mainly aromatic herbs and quinine, however the ingredients have been refined somewhat. Traditionally Pimms is mixed with lemonade......1 part Pimms 3 parts lemonade and garnished with mint sprigs and cucumber.
Well ordinarily this would not have sounded all that inviting to me , however it was at a school fete of all places that I discovered the joys of this concoction, my son went wandering off around the numerous stalls with his mates whilst I waited , bored by the sidelines....Suddenly I heard someone say "The alcohol is over here", mysteriously I found myself gravitating towards the Pimms tent, I peered curiously at the glasses of deep red liquid adorned with cucumber and apple and decided to take the plunge...what the heck , it was alcohol, well worth a try.....As a result I have not looked back and Pimms and Lemonade is my tipple of the moment.
Handily for me my local Tescos sell premixed Pimms no.1 and Lemonade (ready to drink) in both the 75cl bottles (£12) and some rather natty little 250ml cans. The cans are my favourite as they are so handy, they sell them in a pack of 4 for around £6 or singly for £1.75. Always look around as they are often on offer, Asda were selling them a little cheaper. They are easily recognisable in their deep burgundy red colour, the bottles are the same and stand out somewhat from all the others so you won't miss them ! Alcohol content is around 5.4% vol. It is recommended that you serve chilled straight from the fridge and garnished as before, although it is equally as good with orange, strawberries, lemon etc, in fact almost anything you have to hand,although I would draw a line at tomatoes!
On opening a can and taking a sip it is truly delicious, you barely detect that it is alcoholic..so be careful! It is very sweet although not too sickly, this could be due the the sugar content but given that they are very secretive about the ingredients one can only be left to assume the sugar content is high. The perfect balance of Lemonade vs Pimms makes it lightly sparkling yet still retaining a smoothness, in order that it may glide down your throat in a truly delectable way! It has a unique flavour of aromatic spice with a hint of orange and other citrus fruits, it has a delightful 'Tang' to it and leaves a refreshing and subtle spicy aftertaste with no bitterness. It has a slightly citrussy aroma to it although this too is very subtle, albeit inviting! I warn you that one of these little cans is not going to be enough so make sure you have a few more to hand.
Overall this is the perfect drink for those balmy summer evening barbecues (which I like to hope is just around the corner), Picnics, friendly get togethers or even..if like me, you need to unwind during the summer holidays. Essentially a summer tipple this can be enjoyed all year round. And what's more,you don't have to be posh to drink it, simply pack little Johnny off for a day down the park, plonk your bum on the sun lounger , bowl of strawberries and cream to hand and crack open a can of Pimms and lemonade - You'll be glad you did !
==Pimms and Lemnade Ready to drink Can==
I am partial to a little drink of Pimms and Lemonade from time to time especially at this time of year so when I saw these ready to drink cans on offer in Morrison's a good while back I decided to give it a try and popped it into my trolley.
Having had a the first ready to drink can of Vodka and cola and finding it to be really disgusting I wasn't expecting much from this Pimms and lemonade one and I was right.
The can is a fair size at 250 ml and the alcohol content is 5.4% which should be only enough to feel a very slight buzz. The fact that it is in a ring pull type can makes it easy to carry about and perfect to take out on an outdoor barbecue which is what I did with my can.
The RRP of a can is around the £1.74 pence depending on where you buy it from but at the time I bought it there was a special off where you could buy two cans for £2 so at £1 for a can I didn't think you could go too wrong.
However the taste of this can really wasn't anywhere near as nice as when you mix your own and I put it down to the lemonade that is used. The fruity taste of the Pimms did seem to be masked somewhat by the sweet and fake taste of the lemonade which was far too strong for my liking and really did overpower the classic taste of Pimms which I usually really like.
The can did keep the fizziness a good deal and this was a nice aspect as on the whole the drink did seem quite refreshing especially on a warm day when the can was really cold. However the taste of the drink really did hinder the whole experience and this is really the reason why you would buy a drink like this, to enjoy the taste.
It is certainly not a can of drink I will be buying again and although very easy to take out and it being very convenient I found that I just didn't enjoy the taste and for that reason I will only be awarding a poor score of 1 out of 5 stars and I certianly wouldn't be recommending it to anyone!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.