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Pimm’s Coupe

Pimm's Coupe
Image: / Tim Nusog

“The best attribute of Pimm’s is its unique flavor,” says Jon Baxter, a bartender and server at The Copper Grouse in Manchester, Vermont, of the liqueur best known for its role in the ubiquitous Pimm’s Cup. “When combined with smoky base spirits, the fruit-forward characteristics of Pimm’s provide a very nice contrast,” he says.

 That contrast is certainly on display in his surprising take on a sour, where the liqueur joins mezcal. “Pimm’s is usually combined with a sparkling mixer for an easy drink, but when you add it to a standard sour, it becomes super-complex.”


  • 1 ounce mezcal

  • 1 ounce Pimm's No. 1 liqueur

  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup

  • Garnish: lemon twist

  • Garnish: strawberry (fresh or dehydrated)


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and a fresh or dehydrated strawberry.