Pimm’s Cup

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

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

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  • 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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