Cocktail & Other Recipes Cocktail Type Classic

Pimm's Cup

pimm's cup cocktail
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

The Pimm’s Cup started as a health drink in 1840s London. The slow-sipping summer cocktail is the preferred vehicle for its eponymous liqueur, a gin-based digestif that spread across the globe and found a loyal fan base in New Orleans. Combined with Sprite/7Up (or ginger ale), cucumber and a medley of fruit garnishes, the drink proved to be a welcome relief from the Southern heat. The Pimm’s Cup is also the favorite cooler at Wimbledon, where it’s still enjoyed by the pitcher.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
  • 3 oz Sprite, 7Up or ginger ale
  • 1 slice Cucumber
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Garnish: Strawberry
  • Garnish: Lemon wheel
  • Garnish: Orange wheel

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a highball glass over ice and stir to combine.

  2. Garnish with a mint sprig, skewered strawberry and optional lemon and orange wheels.

  3. To mix things up a bit, you can replace the Sprite, 7Up or ginger ale with Champagne.