A couple of days ago, I was in Cambridge visiting my brother. My friend, Emma, came along too which was great. My father joined us from Ireland.
We're very international.
Whenever there is someone new to Cambridge we go punting on the River Cam.This is thanks to my brother's excellent skills as a host. He can also comment on the bridges and colleges we go by which I am unable to do.
Emma was new. We went punting.
(Punts are like gondolas for English people)
My brother and Emma punted.
My father basked.
I prepared the Pimm's and Lemonade. This is what you must drink if you are in Cambridge on a punt. You will be the party boat which is exactly what you want to be.
Also, make your punter take his top off especially if he's English. He will reflect the sun and you will tan quicker.
You will need:
A bottle of Pimm's
A bottle of cold lemonade
A punnet of strawberries
sprigs of mint
(ice-cubes if you have that luxury)
1. Fill each cup about a 1/3 of the way up with Pimm's.
2. Add three little strawberries and a tear of mint into each cup.
3. Fill to the brim with lemonade.
4. Drink up, Drink up!
The bubbles from the lemonade cling to the strawberries which I think is delightful.