How to Make a Pimm’s Cup

How To Cocktail: Pimm’s Cup

The Pimm’s Cup may be the quintessential British summertime drink. Top San Francisco bartender H. Joseph Ehrmann shows you how to make a Pimm’s Cup.


  • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1
  • 3 oz Sprite, 7UP or ginger ale
  • 1 or 2 Cucumber slices
  • 1 Strawberry, hulled and cut into quarters
  • Half an orange slice
  • 1 Lemon slice
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • Glass: Highball

Add all the ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice and stir to combine. (To mix things up a bit, you can replace the Sprite, 7Up or ginger ale with Champagne.)



  • MAGICMANMBSC posted 1 year ago

    Locally for Sunday afternoons I tend towards Blenheim's Gingerale, it has a bit of heat so cooling in Summer & tailgate party will warm you. If your guests are unfamiliar with a strong Jamaican Ginger Beer add a bit of simple syrup or rim with raw sugar. As with most of the older cocktails it's an acquired taste. But one worth acquiring, in a group of television cocktail drinkers it's good to introduce them to something besides cosmopolitans or martini.because they saw it on a t.v. show.
    I worked my way through college as , anda magician/barkeep. It would take me longer now to build some drinks but customers seldom complain when the $20 vanishes or you add extra spice with the d"lite magic device. Had a guy claim his bloody Mary had to much Tabasco reached to the side "removed" the extra not really but the red light gave the impression. An already perfect drink became perfect psychological. For professional bartenders learn a few of the old things like a napkin rose, yes passé but if you aren't 3 deep simple old things like that can boost tips in this economy, and give better customer service, you can make them happy without heavy pours or comps unless it's a major problem in 10 years in F&B management I comped out less than $1,000 due to bad service. To owners friend's & family on their tab close to $100,000.

  • annetteczapkay26yahoocom691363 posted 1 year ago

    The Pimms cup sounds good' I'd try 7 up & basil & leave the mint out.. We'll see how it goes..

  • waywardbilge posted 2 years ago

    I like to muddle in a mixing glass: Cucumber, basil and mint. Strain onto these same veggies in the glass. Ginger beer is my preferred mixer for this cocktail.

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