Tuesday, July 2, 2013

English Summer in a Glass

If you read this blog or have looked at the title, then you know that I live in the big city. Here are some of the sites we routinely see:

The NYC skyline (not that near our house but its a pretty sight).

Our tiny concrete carport back yard.


And our porch, (apologies for he super old picture.)

However, I wish I lived here:

That is why in the summer one of my favorite drinks is the summeriest, Englishiest thing out there, it could almost transport you to the English cottage of your dreams.

Pimm's Cup

2 ounces Pimm's Number 1 liquor
Lemonade, preferably fizzy lemonade
small handful mint, chopped
Cucumber Sliced and one long spear
Orange Slice

Fill a tall glass with ice.  Add 2 ounces of Pimms and top with Lemonade.   Put in the mint, cucumber, and orange slices.  Stir it up with a cucumber spear.  Yum!



  1. You all live in such a vibrant area! It's amazing how little a foot print that we really need even with lots of paws....

    However, we love the English cottage, too.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and Mario

  2. This sounds super refreshing. I've never heard of Pimm's Number 1 liquor.

  3. Pimms is so Summer and so Wimbledon along with the strawberries. Enjoy. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Wish we were in England having a sip of one right now!

  5. oh we love the english cottege also, mom always thinks our house sorta kinda sorta looks like one, we just need more flowers in the front!
    stella rose

  6. Mmmm. That sounds yummy. I'm not a cuke fan, but right now a gin and tonic with orange slices would be good, too. *sigh*

  7. The view of skyline is really beautiful. I always prefer to see NY from outside Manhattan rather than being in there. The drink sounds yummy! Perfect for summer and I love the pug picture on cup :-)

  8. Haha, the people who live in cottages like that in England are usually millionaire bankers who have bought them for second homes - (forgive my cynicism). In Cornwall, it is virtually a ghost town in the Winter because the local people who were born there can't afford to live there any more and now they have moved on to Yorkshire, gahhhh (ran't over, sorry.)
    Lynne x

  9. Refreshing!!! My mom loves drinks with cucumbers. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Looks and sounds like just the thing for a hot day....so why is it called English...BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  11. I love that cottage photo...kind of looks like a Hobbit would live there...I've always wanted to try Pimm's Cup ...it just sounds so interesting...might just have to see if the local package store carries Pimms...Happy 4th!

  12. That sounds really tasty - and refreshing on a hot summer day! How about coming up with a variation called "Ping's Cup"? :)


  13. I've never heard of Pimms but I do love the row houses. I live in the country so the city is very attractive to me.

  14. What a fun post and roundup of some of the most frequently seen sights in your corner of the world. I might just have to do a similar post of my own one of these days for our little town of Penticton, British Columbia (sagebrush, sand and water would be on the list for sure!).

    ♥ Jessica

  15. Right now I wish we lived in something cool to escape this heat. Maybe that nice drink would help.

  16. the cottage looks lovely, lots of green!

  17. Mom loves a Pimm's cocktail. Her favourite has black current syrup, Pimm's, lemonade and a splash of gin. YUM

  18. In the portrait.. Bob looks like little mermaid. LOL.

  19. I love the old English cottages, will have to try the Pimm's, never have..BOL Love your porch :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  20. I don't know where the heck we've been! We didn't know you lived in the city!! We are Upstate...quite a ways away, and we haven't been there in quite some time! The drinks sounds delicious!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  21. Feeling refreshed already.
    Gail used to fantasise about living in a thatched cottage, but then she grew up and read about the maintenance costs...

  22. You can't beat a pimms and some strawberries - yum!

  23. Lovely, we like Pimms too, funny how it tastes horrible in winter, lovely in summer. I wish I lived in that kind of pretty cottage too, but we do have some nice English views not far from home, very green at the moment :)

  24. Ooh! That sounds yummy! Happy 4th you guys!