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Victoria Day – Raise a Glass and Enjoy!

Pimm's On Tap In London U.K. - Genius!
Pimm’s On Tap In London U.K. – Genius!

Most people now in Canada consider Victoria Day as the (unofficial) start of Summer! Queen Victoria died in 1901 and until 1952 Victoria Day was a national bank holiday on May 24. However, beginning 1953 Victoria Day is now celebrated on the Monday on or before May 24, which gives us the opportunity to enjoy a long weekend. 

One of the best ways to kick off the warmer weather and raise a toast to Queen Victoria and all things British is with a Pimm’s Cup originally served in James Pimm’s  London oyster bar in the 1840s where he invented this delicious drink calling it the No 1 cup. It was a definite step up to the harsh gin that was normally served.

PIMM’S ORIGINAL in tall glasses & a jug

  • 200ml PIMM’S No.1 This is gin-based
  • 600ml of Lemonade
  • Mint, orange, strawberries, & cucumber
  • Ice

Chop up all fruit and lightly muddle the mint and place in jug or glass. Add the Pimm’s followed by lemonade and ice. Serve and enjoy.

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