Autumn Pimm’s Cup

This Autumn Pimm’s Cup is the Fall version of the popular Summer Pimm’s cup cocktail. This is an easy recipe that you can add to your holiday menu without very much extra effort. 
“This post first appeared over at Sugar & Soul where I’m a contributor.”
A photo of Autumn Pimm’s Cup with a cinnamon stick garnish on a blue table scattered with ice cubes and sliced apples.

The Pimm’s cup cocktail is my favorite Summer drink of all time. So this year, I decided to make an Autumn Pimm’s Cup using apple cider and fresh apples to highlight the flavors of the season. We usually serve hot Spiced Apple Cider at our Thanksgiving dinner. But this light cocktail would be a great addition for the adults, without getting anyone too tipsy.

A picture of Autumn Pimm's Cup with a cinnamon stick garnish.Everything You Need to Know about Pimm’s Cup

  1. What is a Pimm’s Cup? Pimm’s Cup is a cocktail made with Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur, traditionally an English specialty drink meant to be served in a tall glass, usually during summer.
  2. What is Pimm’s No. 1? Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based liqueur 25% ABV invented by James Pimm, infused with herbs, spices, fruits and botanicals. The others, Pimm’s No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 are based on Scotch, Brandy, Rum, Rye Whiskey and Vodka. Many of these have been phased out.
  3. What can go in a Pimm’s Cup? Ice, Pimm’s No. 1 and a carbonated beverage like ginger ale, variations have been made with lemonade, and ginger beer. Fruits and herbs like strawberry, lemon, lime, orange, cucumber, mint as well as apple can be added as garnish and also to enhance the cocktail’s flavor.

A photo of Autumn Pimm's Cup with a slice of apple for garnish.Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • For a stronger cocktail, you could replace regular sparkling apple cider with hard apple cider.
  • The recipe included in this post makes enough to serve four. But you can easily scale up for larger parties, and also scale down (one glass at a time) for a more intimate get together. 
  • Lemon is used in this recipe mainly to keep the prepared apple pieces from oxidizing or turning brown as they sit out, waiting to be used as garnish for your drink. This way the apple garnish can be made way in advance. It is especially useful if you are planning to make one serving at a time.
  • Since this cocktail is made using a sparkling drink, serve it immediately to preserve the fizz.

A photo of two Autumn Pimm's Cup on a blue board scattered with ice cubes and sliced apples.This lighter cocktail would be a great addition to any of the upcoming holiday dinner parties you are hosting. It is so easy to throw together even at the last minute. So enjoy this delicious Autumn Pimm’s Cup and have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!

Autumn Pimm’s Cup Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This Autumn Pimm’s Cup is the Fall version of the popular Summer Pimm’s cup cocktail. This easy light cocktail recipe is perfect for your holiday menu. | wildwildwhisk.com
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Autumn Pimm's Cup
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This Autumn Pimm’s Cup is the Fall version of the popular Summer Pimm’s cup cocktail. This is an easy recipe that you can add to your holiday menu without very much extra effort.
Course: Cocktails
Servings: 4
Author: Wild Wild Whisk
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1 bottle sparkling apple cider about 25 ounces
  • 1 - 2 apples
  • 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. Wash the fruits, squeeze lemon juice into a shallow bowl. Slice and/or cube the apples and immediately toss the pieces in the lemon juice, set on a paper towel to dry off.
  2. Add apple pieces from 1 apple, Pimm’s No. 1 and sparkling apple cider to a pitcher, stir to mix.
  3. Serve immediately over ice.
  4. Garnish with some more apple slices or cinnamon stick if desire.
This Autumn Pimm’s Cup is the Fall version of the popular Summer Pimm’s cup cocktail. This easy light cocktail recipe is perfect for your holiday menu. | wildwildwhisk.com
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16 Comments

  1. November 20, 2017 /

    Interesting, I’ve never heard of Pimm’s before but you make it sound so good! I’ll be on the look out for it so I can make this cocktail, thank you!

    • November 20, 2017 /

      It’s pretty much the only thing I’d drink nowadays, you should definitely try it!

  2. November 20, 2017 /

    Totally trying this drink this week, though I think my husband will want the hard apple cider in his 😉

    • November 20, 2017 /

      Hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

  3. November 20, 2017 /

    Absolutely love Pimms! I wish it was available where we stay because I would’ve tried this cocktail right away

  4. November 20, 2017 /

    TIL about Pimms. Now I have to give this a try!

  5. November 18, 2017 /

    So so perfect for the season!! All I wanna do is pick it up and drink it now!

  6. November 18, 2017 /

    Yummy! This looks amazing! This could be a fun recipe for Thanksgiving! I musts try!

    • November 18, 2017 /

      It would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Hope you like it 🙂

  7. November 18, 2017 /

    Love Pimm’s Cup! Never thought of having one in the fall! I’ve got some in my fridge, guess what I’m making tonight!?

    • November 18, 2017 /

      Yay! Hope you like it 🙂

  8. November 18, 2017 /

    This looks so refreshing!

  9. November 18, 2017 /

    This looks cool and refreshing. Cheers to all that this is – fall, fun, and happiness!

  10. Ken and Mai
    November 18, 2017 /

    I can taste it, already. ken

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