Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based beverage popular in Great Britain. This is a great, refreshing summer cocktail. Traditionally, it is served with just a floating cucumber, but many variations include seasonal fruit. I prefer to shake everything together to impart more of the fruit, cucumber, and mint flavor into the drink. Feel free to add an additional garnish, if desired.–Kim Haasarud

Pimm’s Cup Recipe

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  • 1 Serving


  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • 2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1 to 3 cucumber slices
  • Optional fruit: 2 orange wheels, 2 lemon wheels, 2 apple slices
  • Ginger ale, as needed
  • Mint sprig, for garnish


  • 1. Combine the lemonade, Pimm’s, cucumber slices, and fruit, if desired, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake moderately and pour into a large glass.
  • 2. Top with a splash of ginger ale and garnish with a mint sprig.
  • 3. This recipe can be multiplied by six and made in a pitcher.
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