Today my new Filipina friend Jinky taught me to drink Pimm’s. It’s a punch, as we call it in the Philippines.

Pimm’s has been around since the late 1800’s. A fruity drink with alcohol and lemonade or ginger ale (Jinky used Sprite) mixed with slices cucumber, strawberries, oranges and mint leaves. Plus ice. She put all the ingredients in a lunchbox, then we mixed them all in the plastic “apple cups”.

We were in Skytteholmsparken when she took out her apple-looking cups and prepared our drinks.

Pimm’s is popular in the south of England and is the staple drink at popular events like Wimbledon Tournament and Chelsea Flower Show.

More about the picnic with Pimm’s at (plus pics): “Pimm’s for the first time”