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Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

This classic Pimm’s cup cocktail is a refreshing summer cocktail, not too sweet, not too strong, perfect for sipping by the pool while soaking up the sun waiting for the BBQ to be served.

A glass of Pimm's cup cocktail garnished with cucumber, strawberry and orange slice on a blue table topThe first time I had a Pimm’s cup cocktail was years ago at Harvelle’s club in Long Beach. It’s a cool modern day speakeasy, with great drinks and shows. I have to say it was love at first sip. I don’t drink often, but I love the refreshing taste of this coctail, the way it isn’t too sweet or too strong. It has a nice balance of fruity and herbal, and is overall delicious.

How to make Pimm’s Cup

Bottled ingredient for Pimm's cup: Pimm's No. 1, ginger beer, sparkling lemonade, ginger ale, next to a bowl of fruit garnishingMaking this Pimm’s Cup is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and garnishing such as cucumber, strawberry and orange slices.
  2. Pour in the Pimm’s No. 1. This is a gin based liquor infused with herbal botanicals, caramelized orange and spices.
  3. Top it off with ginger beer, ginger ale or sparkling lemonade. Regular lemonade will work as well but I like the fizz.

A collage of photos showing the process of making a Pimm's cup
What garnishing can you use in Pimm’s cup cocktail? My preferred garnishing are cucumber for its freshness, strawberry for its sweetness, and orange to play off the caramelized orange flavor infused in the liquor. Others, such as mint and lemon, are also great in the original Pimm’s cup.

A pimm's cup cocktail with all the garnishing on topThis Pimm’s Cup recipe makes just one serving. But it can be scaled up easily to make a jugful of refreshing drink for your summer BBQ.

More Pimm’s No. 1 cocktail

A pimm's cup cocktail with all the garnishing on topIf you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

This recipe was originally published on 8/6/2014. The post has been updated with extra tips and process photos.

A glass of Pimm's cup cocktail garnished with cucumber, strawberry and orange slice on a blue table top

Pimm’s cup cocktail

This classic Pimm’s cup cocktail is a refreshing summer cocktail, not too sweet, not too strong, perfect for sipping by the pool while soaking up the sun waiting for the BBQ to be served.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass
Calories: 225
Author: Trang

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1
  • 6 oz ginger beer, ginger ale or lemonade
  • Garnishing: sliced cucumber, halved strawberries, orange slices, mint

Instructions

  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  • Add sliced cucumber, strawberry, and orange.
  • Pour in 2 oz of Pimm’s No. 1, top off with ginger beer, ginger ale or lemonade.
  • Garnish with more fresh fruits and mint if desired.

Notes

  • Calories are estimated using ginger ale, and do not include any garnishing.
  • Both regular or sparkling lemonade can be used, but I prefer sparkling for the fizz.

Nutrition

Serving: 227g | Calories: 225kcal
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4 Comments

  1. Marissa
    May 27, 2019 /


    So yummy. And the fruit marinated in Pimms at the bottom was the best.

    • Trang
      Author
      May 27, 2019 /

      Thank you! Gotta love the boozy fruits 😉

  2. May 20, 2019 /


    This looks fantastic. I’ve never tried Pimms but this is such a great relaxed summer drink with all that fruit too

  3. Julia Lozano
    April 1, 2015 /

    Looking forward to drinks on the patio and a Mason jar filled to the brim of Pimm’s. It’s delicious and refreshing. Thanks again for the yummy for endeavors!

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