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Substitute for Pimm's No. 3 ("Pimm's Winter")?

webhund Dec 14, 2008 12:54 PM

On a recent trip to London, Mrs. Webhund became addicted to the wonderful hot punch made with 3 parts apple cider to 1 part "Pimm's Winter" (which is also called "Pimm's No. 3). My googling has discovered that, unlike Pimm's No. 1, which is a gin-based liquor, Pimm's No. 3 is a brandy-based drink with cinnamon, orange, and caramel.

Alas, Pimm's No. 3 is not exported to "the Colonies," so I'm going to have to come up with my own substitute. The orange and cinnamon I can handle, but the caramel has got me stumped.

Any suggestions for a Pimm's No. 3 substitute recipe?


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  1. davis_sq_pro RE: webhund Dec 14, 2008 07:14 PM

    Why does the caramel have you stumped? It's pretty simple; effectively you put some sugar in a pan and heat it up, and after a while it becomes caramel. Google it... Or search Chow; there are probably a few caramel recipes on this site.

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      Steve_K RE: webhund Dec 15, 2008 11:45 AM

      And there are lots of caramel liqueurs.

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        chazzerking RE: webhund Dec 16, 2008 11:11 AM

        It appears that the Drinks Shop in london will ship to the US and they have Pimm's#3 shown as available on their website.

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