Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s cup is a classic summer cocktail that’s a perfect mix of lemonade spiked with gin, ginger ale, lime, and orange with the gentle aromatics of cucumber and mint.

Pimm's Cup cocktail in a class with ice, slice of cucumber, on a flowered tray

Pimm’s No. 1 is a classic cocktail with countless iterations. We’re partial to the citrus lilt in this version. Takes the edge off the botanical notes of the gin and smooths all the edges. It’s almost too easy to sip.–Renee Schettler Rossi

Pimm’s Cup

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  • 5 M
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  • 1 Serving
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Ingredients


Directions

Grab your cocktail shaker, add some ice, and pour in the lemonade and Pimm’s. Toss in the cucumber slices and fruit, if desired. Shake.

Pour the contents of your shaker into a large glass.

Top with a splash of ginger ale and garnish with a mint sprig. Originally published June 23, 2009.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This Pimm's Cup is my new favorite summer drink! Need I say more? It's light and refreshing. The citrus is a wonderful addition and I would not recommend making it without at least the oranges and the cucumber. I also added lemon. The cucumber, lemon, orange, and mint worked off each other to create a crisp, refreshing drink for a warm summer's night.

For each drink, I used 2 orange slices, 3 cucumber slices, and 1 lemon slice. A small splash of ginger ale is all that's needed but use plenty of ice. I doubled the recipe and it worked beautifully for 2 drinks.

Pimm's Cup is my absolute favorite summertime drink, refreshing and easy to make. I've sometimes replaced the lemonade and ginger ale with lemon soda (Sanpelligrino limonata) and it's almost as good. I used orange, lemon, and strawberry.

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Comments

  1. Pimms cup is my favorite summer drink. The original recipe on the bottle in days of yore was for Pimms, Schweppes bitter lemon, cucumber skewers. England still has bitter lemon but no longer in the US. I can find the Schweppes bitter lemon on Amazon but it is a bit expensive. This recipe calls for using the cocktail shaker which is a new twist for me. For this recipe, I used sliced lemon cucumbers from the garden and included some sliced strawberries and orange mint at the end. Still a great summer drink.

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