I am spending my days with my English cousin Andrew; when I introduce him to people at parties the first reaction when they see him (he looks 100% English) is: ” How come you have an English cousin?” (Lebanese people are curious and candid); well his grandmother was my grandfather’s sister.
He brought with him an armload of gifts, including two bottles of Pimm’s; he said this was a typical English drink and a tradition and he had just had it at Ascot.
Pimm’s has been our cocktail of choice after a long day of experiencing Lebanese drivers; yesterday, we were coming home from Beirut and the highway was a most surreal site of drivers using it in every possible way (including cars in the sidewalk) except the right way; I was so relieved Andrew was at the wheel and is blessed with very British nerves of steel.
To make a glass of Pimm’s:
1/3 Pimm’s, 2/3 Seven-up, a few peels of cucumbers, a slice of lemon, a few sprigs of fresh mint
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