Pimm’s Lemonade for a Nashville Potluck Dinner… E.A.T. #9

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Nashville’s Third Thursday Potluck rolls around very month & I always seem to be at a loss of what to take…what should be my offering for this fun event?

When in doubt I make cocktails…seasonal cocktails, libations, tonics, pick-me-ups…whatever I decide to concoct it always includes seasonal fruit or vegetables, an interesting alcohol or two or three & is suitable to the month.

Maybe a Pimm’s Cup?  Wanting to make this classic British refresher even more summer-like with the addition of fresh lemonade & some local summer fruits I got to work.

Here is what I used:

Ingredients for Pimms Lemonade

1 quart of fresh Lemonade, 2 cups Pimm’s Liqueur, 1 cup Limoncello Liqueur, a handful of blackberries, sliced apples, pluots or plums, peaches,  cucumbers, orange slices & lime slices & fresh mint.

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It is as easy as this:

1. Mix together in a large pitcher or jar the Lemonade, Pimm’s & Limoncello. Stir well.

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2. Add cut up fruit to the pitcher filling pretty full. Cover & chill at least 2 hours before serving. Pour mixture along with some of the fruit over ice in glasses with a sprig of mint.  The fruit is deliciously tasty, crisp & cold after steeping in the mixture

Printable Recipe Here

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It’s summer, Drink your fruit! (It’s Gluten Free!)

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“memorial day weekend dinner party”

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!  ~Maya Angelou

The city on a holiday weekend is one of my favorite places…the traffic quietens, lots of folks have left town and a general hush falls over everything. We were invited to our good friends, John & Liz,  for a Sunday evening Memorial Day Weekend Lobster dinner party with a couple of other friends. Our hosts provided a great Cheese Platter, the Lobster, roasted asparagus, an unbelievable chocolate dessert & the wonderful ambience. We, the guests, brought a fresh garden salad, a bulghur & vegetable salad, hummus & pita, a fresh baguette, wine & Pimm’s No. 1.

We had lots of laughs and a memorable dinner.

Cheese & Wine for starters.

Jill's Hummus made from dried, cooked & blended chickpeas & tahini..the best.

Sandy's Pennywise Cab...

It's a Pimm's kind of summer!
Liz's fresh asparagus ready to be roasted!
Beautiful simple elegant centerpiece.
Warm fresh baguette....time to dine.
Homegrown & organic, Red & Green Romaine, Red & Green Oak Leaf Lettuces, Spinach, Buffalo Mozzarella & Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad.
8 minute Lobster Tails...perfect!
Asparagus roasted with Parmesan...
Bulghur with Vegetables...another hit from Jill!
Dinner parties are naturally romantic and cozy.....
...and there was drawn butter...
...eating with our hands....
Liz made the dark chocolate crunchy crust with sea salt for this dreamy tart. Local dairy full fat whipping cream by John on top!

“Life is short…have dinner parties.”