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.
What is Pimm’s?
Pimm’s is a gin based liqueur that was first produced in the 1850’s. The 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 less ingredients for garnishing. Some versions use 3-4 different garnishes such as mint, rosemary, lemon, etc but with the situation most people re in nowadays, I wanted something that uses less ingredients but tastes great. Therefore, I’ve gone with cucumber (which is used in most versions as well) and eliminated garnishes in favor of a stunning stir stick instead.
Let’s face it, we’re not having guests over for cocktail hour with the way things are in the world so we might as well not waste ingredients right?
To get started, you’ll need Sprite, 7up or Ginger Ale (I used Sprite in mine) and a bottle of Pimm’s along with 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.
Since I served these up in my everyday drinking glasses (so as not to draw attention from my epic Lily glass stir sticks) there’s not much to tell you about them (other than they are Libby and I bought them at Canadian Tire, lol). I simply liked the shape of them. If you like them, here’s the (non-affiliate) link to them.
Hope you enjoy the drink!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 ounces Pimm's
- 3-4 ounces Sprite or similar (7-up, Ginger Ale, etc)
- 1 slice cucumber
- Add ingredients to a glass with ice.
- Add cucumber slice.
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.