Pimms Cocktail in a jug Another simple and refreshing summer classic. This is best made up in a large jug. Make lots, since your guests will want more.

Slice a lemon into rounds and place in a large jug. Add a quarter of a cucumber similarly sliced and a couple of sprigs of garden mint. (The mint and cucumber are optional, but very traditional!) Add fifteen or so ice cubes to the jug.

Splash 250ml of Pimms No.1 over the ice, and slowly top up the jug with good-quality lemonade. It is important that the lemonade is added as slowly as possible, otherwise the contents will foam right up!

To serve, pour without ice into tall glasses - use a spoon to hold the ice cubes in the jug - adding slices of the lemon and cucumber to garnish.