Once you have a Pimm’s cup there is no going back! It’s sweet, aromatic and refreshing. The perfect summer cocktail on a patio, the beach or at a tennis match!
“Anyone for Pimm’s?” and “It’s Pimm’s o’clock” are phrases I use often. Why? I fell in love with the delicious cocktail while visiting London. It became a favorite while on vacation and of course, I needed to buy a bottle of Pimm’s once I got home.
What’s not to love in this quintessential British summer cocktail?! It’s sweet, refreshing, it’s usually served with various garnishes and has great aromatic flavors… and you would never guess you were drinking gin! Because Pimm’s is, at its base, a gin that is flavored with herbal botanicals, caramelized orange and delicate spices – all of which are top secret!
Leaving London and it’s Pimm’s cup on draft behind, I experimented with ways to make Pimm’s cup at home. My favorite by far is Pimm’s with ginger ale (favorite brand Canada Dry).
In the UK, Pimm’s Cup is often called Pimm’s and lemonade whereby the lemonade is not actually lemonade as we (North Americans) know it, it’s usually Sprite or 7-UP. I really like using ginger ale because I prefer it over the other two and that I find it a little less sweet – making it easier to drink a few while enjoying the summer sun! I also like it garnished with cucumbers, strawberries and citrus but you can also through a bit of mint in there too!
Hope you enjoy!
Pimm's Cup for Two
- 4 oz. Pimm's No. 1
- 12 oz. ginger ale
- Sliced cucumbers strawberries and citrus.
Fill two highball glasses with ice.
Pour 2 oz. of Pimm's into each followed by the ginger ale.
Top with garnishes and sip away!
This recipe is for two, feel free to divide by two to make one glass or multiply to make a jar for a group!
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