Friday, July 27, 2012

{Friday Cocktail} Pimms Cup

Who's excited for the opening ceremonies tonight? 

ME!!!

I love the Olympics. 

It probably has something to do with growing up in Atlanta, where Olympic fever ran rampant for several years before the 96 games, then left a footprint on the city so we'll never forget how awesome it was. Centennial Olympic Park, Turner Field, the flame? Whenever I see any of those ATL haunts I can't help but think fondly of that summer in 1996. I went to the table tennis finals, gymnastics, swimming, and the closing ceremonies and they were all AWESOME. There's a box in my parents attic filled with my Olympic pins, autographed Olympic paraphernalia,   and countless other Olympic themed trinkets. Needless to say, every time the summer games roll around I'm reminded of a great summer of childhood memories. 

Now I'm all grown up (well, that's slightly debatable... but that's another post), and I can partake in a few games of my own this year... 

DRINKING GAMES. duh. 

I'm heading to an olympic party tonight, so I'm looking forward to serious Olympic fun. Make up your own rules (depending on how much LSAT studying you have to do the next day), but pick a few key words, every time Bob Costas says: 

"world record"

"hard work"

"discipline"

"sacrifice"

"already a winner"

Take a sip your drink.

 Every time the theme song plays... take a sip.

*I will not be held responsible for any lingering hangovers. This is the OLYMPICS PEOPLE. Fight through it, and go for the gold!

Okay... so I probably wont be over indulging tonight... but I will sip on my favorite British Cocktail. The Pimms Cup.



Ingredients
  • 2 oz Pimms (a British gin based spirit )*
  • Lemonade (or try lemon lime soda, or even ginger beer)
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Sliced Strawberries

Directions

In a high ball glass pour Pimms over ice. Toss in a few slices of cucumber and strawberries, then top with lemonade. Sip and go watch the games.

*In addition to Pimms, another Gin is added, though it is optional. 

Have a great weekend lovelies!!!

10 comments:

Betsy said...

YUM. try throwing in some orange slices and mint, too!

Amy said...

Love me a Pimm's cocktail! Thanks for the drink and enjoy your evening! Good luck with studying, too :)

Terri said...

I LOVE a good Pimms cup! As excited as I am about New Orleans, I'm really kind bummed that I'm not going to see the opening ceremony. I'll be somewhere over Memphis by then. :( Enjoy it for me, and definitely fight through for the gold!

Krista @ Blonde Aesthetic said...

This is my husband's favorite cocktail- for good reason!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Never tried this cocktail before but it looks so good!! Have fun tonight!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Tracy @ Honey and Nutmeg said...

YUM! Um y do we live far from each other? Cause I can't wait to watch the opening ceremony and we would have fun drinking are pretty bevs!

Hilary said...

Yummm....I need to pick up some Pimms!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

What a fun game!!!

LSAT studying ;( when are you testing

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Blue Dog Belle said...

ohh... will do!

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