7 Classic Wimbledon Drinks and Dishes

Jun 25 2013 - 4:25am

Game, set, match! Wimbledon [1] kicked off yesterday — and if you're planning on tuning in at all, then there are a few classic drinks and dainty dishes to prepare to keep you in line with the event's Victorian heritage. From smoked salmon crostini to strawberries and cream, these Wimbledon-inspired recipes are light on the cooking, yet heavy hitters on taste.

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Lanson Champagne [3] sponsors Wimbledon [4] and sells the crisp Champagne by the bottle. Serve this special-occasion brut bubbly while watching the match live.

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Pimm's Cup

When spectators aren't popping bottles, they're drinking Pimm's Cup [6], a gin-based cocktail with ginger ale, cucumbers, and a sprig of mint.

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Smoked Salmon Crostini

Simple and elegant, smoked salmon crostini [8] are topped with a fresh herb goat cheese spread that complements the salmon.

Photo: Katie Sweeney

Tea Sandwiches

Classic cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches [9] hold up for hours and are light and refreshing to snack on throughout the match.

Photo: Nancy Einhart

Chicken Cornish Pasties

If dainty finger sandwiches and strawberries won't fill you up, then try these hardy Cornish pasties [10] stuffed with chicken, butternut squash, and carrots.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson


Make this mushroom and fontina quiche [11] ahead of time, then serve the slices chilled.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Strawberries and Cream

The most famous Wimbledon [12] treat is actually quite simple to prepare. Delicate, ripe strawberries are served with a splash of cream.

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