Pimm’s Winter

Although virtually impossible to find in North America (Diageo simply refuses to make it available here), Pimm’s Winter is the seasonal cousin to the classic — and more well known — Pimm’s No. 1.

Unlike Pimm’s No. 1, which is based on gin, Pimm’s Winter (formerly known as Pimm’s No. 3) is based on brandy and is infused with a spicy, predominantly citrus blend of flavors. Served warm with apple juice, it’s just the thing to take the chill off a wintery day. My recipe:

» 1 parts Pimm’s Winter
» 3 parts clear apple juice (preferably fuji)

Heat gently until warm and garnish with slices of apples and oranges. Using the teapot with knit cozy is optional, but highly encouraged.

So where can you buy it? I get it online here and have it shipped.

Thoughts?