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Old Jun 11, 12, 11:11 am
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Was wondering... Does a jug of Pimm's with the fruit count as one of my 5 a day?
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Old Jun 11, 12, 11:15 am
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At least one, I'd say!
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Old Jun 11, 12, 11:18 am
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Strawberry, cucumber, mint ... I make it three.
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I think you should have two just to be on the safe side.
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Clearly yes, although the fruit will not please your dentist. Compensate by using diet lemonade, and of course, never Sprite.
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Hi,

With lemonade that would be 4!

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If in doubt, a couple of screwdrivers will bring you up to the required level (avoid Bloody Marys as the salt content of tomato juice can be dangerously high).
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Old Jun 11, 12, 1:01 pm
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Sangria is good as well - wine is just grape juice, brandy is extra strong grape juice (so better for you) and there's fruit as well!
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One has to ask "Which Pimm's, Sir?"

I recall a bar in Singapore in the days of Empire where they had the full set … did it go to #8 or #9?
I got confused after #5
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I'm sure Eastern Airways used to have Winter Pimms on the trolley.

And of course, let's not forget the inimitable "Turbo Pimms". No worries about the choice of lemonade there...
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
One has to ask "Which Pimm's, Sir?"

I recall a bar in Singapore in the days of Empire where they had the full set did it go to #8 or #9?
I got confused after #5
There's more than one? I am showing my age!
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Old Jun 11, 12, 2:24 pm
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Originally Pimm's only went from 1-6
1 gin based
2 scotch whisky based
3 brandy based
4 rum based
5 rye whiskey based
6 vodka based...

Only 1 and 6 are currently produced...6 in very small quantities...
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If it counts as a fruit I was dangerously malnourished while staying at the four seasons Mumbai last week. They had no Pimms at their rooftop bar! I was simply shocked given India's commonwealth status!
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Originally Posted by SWISSBOBBY View Post
Was wondering... Does a jug of Pimm's with the fruit count as one of my 5 a day?
Silly boy, Pimm's is your 5 a day.

That is, if you have a jug a day.

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Originally Posted by SWISSBOBBY View Post
Originally Pimm's only went from 1-6
1 gin based
2 scotch whisky based
3 brandy based
4 rum based
5 rye whiskey based
6 vodka based...

Only 1 and 6 are currently produced...6 in very small quantities...
In fact 3 has been rebranded as "Winter Pimms" and is fairly widely available in London

(not sure about the regions )
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