10 February 2018

Pimm’s Cider Cup Summer Fruits (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK

I remember I tried the strawberry flavoured Pimm's Cider Cup last year around this time and enjoyed it. I figured I needed another pick-me-up when I watched the weather forecast last night. Snow, sleet and freezing cold rain on the way, as well as storms and dim skies. Lovely. This 4% volume Pimm's Cider Cup Summer Fruits should brighten me up a bit, if not the gloom outside…. Although they shut the outdoor pool at the gym today, because it was having problems with its temperature. I've seen TV programmes with hardy folk swimming in freezing lakes before now, and my gym is worried about a degree or two below legislation…

… Anyway, on opening the bottle there was a pleasant fizz from the cider, with a cool smell of cider apples and mixed fruit berries. From the front of the bottle it looked like a mix of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. This cider had a deep red colour on pouring, and a rather cheerful fizz. On taste the flavour explosion of Pimm's mixed with an amalgamation of berries almost completely overshadowed the apple cider. This was strange as cider was quite prominent in the smell. If you're looking for a cider drink mixed with Pimm's and summer fruits, you may be mistaken. This is Pimm's mixed with summer fruits with cider as an afterthought. It's no bad thing, I suppose, but I prefer a little cider with my fruit rather than the other way around!

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