Add a bit of classic Brit to your next party by serving up this refreshing concoction of dry gin, liqueur, fruit juices, and spices. Pimm’s is a traditional English potation and when served with lemon soda or ginger ale it becomes a Pimm’s Cup. Pimm’s was created in the mid-18th century by English oyster bar owner James Pimm. The Pimm’s Cup is the traditional drink of Wimbledon, with visitors to the matches consuming some 40,000 pints a year. But don’t wait until Wimbledon, cheers on New Years with a Pimm’s Cup and these pretty party nails.
The Pimm’s Cup recipe:
- Gently muddle cucumber and lemon slices in a chilled highball glass.
- Pour in Pimm’s and lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale – stir to combine.
- Add ice to fill the glass and garnish with the lemon.
- Looking for a twist? Add local or seasonal fruit – we chose cranberry for the holidays.
The nail look:
- Apply two coats of Full Steam as the foundation.
- Use Bobby Dazzler for the stripes which are placed on different areas of the nail, at different widths and angles – so each nail is unique