POPSUGAR Food

7 Classic Wimbledon Drinks and Dishes

Jul 5 2014 - 5:30am

Game, set, match! The Wimbledon [1] tournament concludes this Sunday — and if you're planning on tuning in at all, there are a few classic drinks and dainty dishes to prepare to keep you in line with the event's Victorian heritage. From finger sandwiches to strawberries and cream, these Wimbledon-inspired recipes are light on the cooking yet heavy hitters on taste.

Source: Shutterstock [2], Nicole Perry, Getty [3]

Champagne

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

Source: Getty [5]

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.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Gravlax Crostini

Simple and elegant, these gravlax crostini [7] are topped with a dollop of crème fraiche and a sprinkling of capers.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Tea Sandwiches

Classic cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches [8] hold up for hours and are light and refreshing to snack on throughout the match.

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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

Quiche

Make this caramelized onion, red pepper, and sun-dried tomato quiche [11] ahead of time, and then serve the slices chilled.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Strawberries and Cream

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

Source: Getty [12]


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