Friday Pairings: Savour British Summer with H. Upmann Magnum 46 and Pimm’s No.1 Cup

There’s something profoundly satisfying about celebrating the onset of British summer. It’s even more captivating when you’re appreciating this joyous season with a perfect pairing of an exquisite cigar and a refreshingly crisp cocktail. For our third instalment of Friday Pairings, we’re basking in the spirit of Wimbledon’s start with a pairing that’s as time-honoured as the tournament itself – the H. Upmann Magnum 46 with a delightful Pimm’s No.1 Cup.

H. Upmann Magnum 46

The H. Upmann Magnum 46, originating from the heartland of Havana, is a Corona Gorda cigar that provides a medium-full bodied smoke. With each puff, it offers the rich combination of cedar, cocoa, and earthy notes that provide a lingering creamy finish. The H. Upmann Magnum 46, with its balanced flavours and elegant smoking experience, is an ideal partner for a light and fruity cocktail.

Pimm’s No.1 Cup

Stepping onto the British soil, we present you with the quintessential summer cocktail – Pimm’s No.1 Cup. This gin-based potion was created in the mid-1800s by James Pimm and has become an integral part of British summer celebrations, particularly Wimbledon. The standard way to enjoy Pimm’s No.1 Cup is with ‘Pimm’s Original’, a mix of the spirit, lemonade, and a variety of fresh fruits, herbs, and spices. It’s an amazingly refreshing cocktail that complements the outdoors, be it a barbecue, picnic, or watching an exciting tennis match.

The Pairing

When paired together, the complex and creamy profile of the H. Upmann Magnum 46 harmoniously merges with the fruit-forward, slightly spicy, and refreshing nature of the Pimm’s No.1 Cup. Each sip of the cocktail refreshes the palate, readying it for the next puff of the smooth cigar.

A Toast to the British Summer

This pairing is a testament to the simple pleasures of summer – sitting back and enjoying the good times, whether you’re watching a thrilling Wimbledon match or enjoying a quiet moment in your garden. As we approach Wimbledon season, our Friday Pairing tip is this: Serve your Pimm’s No.1 Cup chilled with a healthy garnish of fresh summer fruits, light up your H. Upmann Magnum 46, and revel in the delight of a perfect summer pairing.

So, as the weekend approaches, why not indulge in this classic pairing and let us know your thoughts? Here’s to a fantastic summer and an exciting Wimbledon tournament ahead!

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