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Pimm’s Cup

A delicious and light cocktail that is sure to please.

Two Pimm's cup cocktails in a tall glass with cucumber, and a glass lily flower stir stick.Bottle of Pimm's in background.
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As far as I’m concerned, the Pimm’s Cup is literally one of the best-tasting (and light) cocktails out there. If you want something that tastes fresh and light, this is the drink for you.

Another great light and fresh cocktail is my recently published Cape Cod.

Pimm's cup cocktails in tall glasses with cucumber and a glass lily flower stir stick. Bottle of Pimm's in background.

What is Pimm’s?

Pimm’s is a gin-based liqueur first produced in the 1850s. Its original purpose was to help with digestion. It is a combination of gin and a secret blend of herbs and spices. When used in a cocktail such as this, it’s absolutely perfect.

How to Make a Pimm’s Cup

There are a number of ways to make a Pimm’s Cup, but I find that this combination is the best (and most simplified) version as it requires fewer ingredients for garnishing.

To get started, you’ll need:

  • Sprite, 7up, or Ginger Ale (I used Sprite in mine).
  • A bottle of Pimms.
  • A slice of cucumber for each glass.

Simply combine the ingredients per my recipe below, drop in the cucumber and some ice, and serve!

If this isn’t one of your new favorite cocktails after this.. I’ll be shocked.

close up Pimm's cup cocktails in tall glasses with cucumber and a glass lily flower stir stick. Bottle of Pimm's in background.

Some other favs of mine include the Rusty Nail and the Black Russian

Hope you enjoy the drink!

Mike

Pimm’s Cup

A delicious and light cocktail that is sure to please.
5 from 5 votes
Two Pimm's cup cocktails in a tall glass with cucumber, and a glass lily flower stir stick.Bottle of Pimm's in background.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
Cocktail
Servings
1
Calories
167
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ounces Pimm's
  • 3-4 ounces Sprite or similar (7-up, Ginger Ale, etc)
  • 1 slice cucumber

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients to a glass with ice.
  • Add cucumber slice.
  • Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition calculated based on Gin as Pimm’s nutritional value was unavailable.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 9mg, Sugar: 9g

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Jillian says

    Such a good drink!!! Thanks for the recommendation (as always!)5 stars

  2. Sheila Martin says

    Love the epic stir stick! Like the glasses, too – they don’t look heavy! Enjoy reading and saving your cocktail recipes! Thank you!

  3. Kathleen says

    We always make Pimms in a pitcher when the fruit is available – itโ€™s delicious after it sits in the alcohol for a while. Sometimes we add a measure or two of Malibu which softens the drink beautifully ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŠ๐Ÿน- thanks for reminding me how good this is in the summer ๐Ÿ˜Š5 stars

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