LC Pimm's for Every One and Every Occasion Note
Never has there been a more worthy use for arithmetic than crunching the numbers in the ingredient list below to make more than a single serving of this lovely summer sipper. Because trust us, you’ll want to make a sufficient amount to fill a pitcher, not just a measly glassful. Figure 1/4 cup Pimm’s per person—correction, per serving. For those who have yet to experience Pimm’s, it’s a memorable, if inimitable, gin-based liqueur infused with citrus and spice. This recipe is simply the classic Pimm’s Cup made suitable for Wimbledon with—can you guess it?—fresh strawberries.
Pimm’s Cup for Wimbledon
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Serves 1
- 1 part Pimm's
- 1 slice of orange
- 1 slice of lemon
- 2 slices cucumber
- 1 strawberry, sliced
- Sprig mint
- Ice cubes
- 3 parts lemon or lemon-lime soda
- 1. Pour the Pimm’s into a large pitcher or glass.
- 2. Toss in all of the fruit and the mint. Add the ice cubes and top it off with the soda.
- 3. Stir just a little and start sipping.
Recipe Testers Reviews
This recipe is simple and straightforward. The colours of the lemon, orange, strawberry, and cucumber made this drink visually appealing. I used 7UP, which seemed to fit the bill perfectly, but I’ve also made this drink with lemonade before—either work well. Next time, I’d suggest adding a bit of lemon and orange zest to enhance their flavours, as I felt that neither fruits really came through in the drink. (Perhaps macerating the fruit a little with a cocktail muddler would release a little more flavour from the fruit.) Also, I’d use a canelle knife to make the fruit slices into flower shapes for garnish. Essentially, I was happy with this drink, and therefore suggest it should have Testers’ Choice status.
This is a great, refreshing drink for summer! The recipe was simple, straightforward, and easy to follow. I’d suggest using a glass pitcher if you’re making more than one drink, so you can showcase the fruit and vegetables in this drink. I’d also suggest slicing the cucumber about 1/8-inch crosswise, and to slice the strawberries lengthwise in thirds.
I love Pimm’s. Now that summer is on the way, this will be one of my to-go drinks. Please, please, please use lemon or lemon-lime soda, though, and not seltzer—the latter just isn’t quite right. The garnishes make it fancy. This drink is very easy to scale up—don’t stop at one, make pitchers of it and share!
What a lovely and refreshing summer drink. It’s very versatile, as you could use almost any fruit you have. I was most surprised by the taste of the cucumber—it really made the drink. We made a pitcher and let it sit for a little while, then prepared each glass with a fresh serving of fruit. My mother-in-law saved all of the Pimm’s-soaked fruit and enjoyed that later in the evening!
After visiting seven liquor stores in my area, I’ve come to the conclusion that Pimm’s is a hard liquor to find. However, the gin (which shall remain nameless) that I did end up using did the trick. This is a super-quick recipe, and within five minutes, I found myself sitting on the porch with drink in hand to enjoy the beautiful, breezy evening. It was fruity, tart, and definitely refreshing. This is one that I’ll be making all Summer long—it’s perfect for parties, cookouts, or a nice after-work indulgence!
Though it may look heavy and old-fashioned, looks are deceiving—this is a surprisingly light, refreshing libation. It’s beautiful in a pitcher, and each piece of fruit does add to the finished overall taste. After mixing one serving as directed, we made slight variations to the recipe to serve eight: Two cups of Pimm’s, 8 slices each of lemon and orange, and 8 sliced strawberries. I added a whole, sliced cucumber because we loved its refreshing aftertaste so much. Topped with a 20-ounce bottle of 7-Up and a whole lotta ice, this is a go-to for any lazy Sunday pick-me-up.