Pimm’s Cup is a light, refreshing and beautiful drink made with Pimm’s No. 1 and lemonade or ginger ale. It’s perfect for afternoon sipping with friends!
We’ve been enjoying some fun drinks so far this month here on Family Food on the Table. 🍹
Today, it’s a more recent favorite courtesy of my parents and their travel…
A few years ago, my parents went on a riverboat cruise with a bunch of their friends. It was one of those deals where the drinks are included, so you can have whatever you want. And as many as you want.
After ordering her usual go-to drinks the first couple of days, my mom was struck with inspiration.
She decided she would try a new drink every night. Something she hadn’t had before.
Worse case scenario? She didn’t like it. She set it down and would order something else. After all, they were all paid for already, so she was free to experiment.
I know, my mom is a genius and pretty amazing. (And this is just one of the many ways. 😉)
She came home from that trip and the next time I was over to hang out and chat, she made me a Pimm’s Cup.
I had heard of them, but I’d never actually had one.
I took one look – and OK, one sip – and was immediately sold.
These drinks are perfectly sweet, well balanced and just so beautiful! All of that fresh fruit makes it a really lovely drink to hold and sip.
Plus, it tastes great and has a really light, refreshing flavor.
And you gotta love a drink that has snacks in it. (Bloody Mary’s, I’m looking at you.)
We enjoyed them sitting on her porch, hearing all the fun memories of their trip, and I’ve since come to look forward to these as a great spring and summer drink.
A must try!
First, real quick, in case you are unfamiliar…
What is Pimm’s?
Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based liqueur that was created in London. It’s available wherever liquor is sold.
So go get you some and let’s get mixing.
Now, I’ve got some notes and tips coming up on how to make Pimm’s cup. Just tryin’ to be helpful.
If you want to jump on down to the recipe, simply scroll right on through the rest of the text. The recipe card is near the bottom of the page, above the comments section.
Notes on making Pimm’s Cup:
- Feel free to make your own lemonade or use a store-bought version.
- You can also substitute ginger ale (regular or diet) in place of the lemonade if you prefer.
- The cucumber is classic, so I don’t recommend skipping it, but you can play around with the fresh fruit and use different combinations if you’d like.
- The recipe below is for a single, individual drink. However, you can absolutely double or triple the recipe to make as many as you need. You can even make a big batch to serve for a group.
Oh, and I do want to point out that when I asked my mom to share this recipe with me, she mentioned that it’s originally from Town & Country Magazine. And it’s as good as she remembered from her cruise. 🙌
Next time you need a light, gorgeous, refreshing drink to enjoy, I hope you give this a try.
(You might also want to check out this sparkling white sangria for another fruity, light and fun drink.)
P.S. Stay tuned because I have a couple more fun drink recipes coming up for you this month. (Update: Check out this Aperol Spritz for another light and refreshing drink.)
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- 1 3/4 oz. Pimm’s No. 1
- 5 oz. lemonade (or ginger ale)
- 1-2 orange slices
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- 1 slice of cucumber
- Fresh mint, for garnish
- Mix the Pimm’s No. 1 and lemonade in a tall glass with ice cubes.
- Add a few slices of orange, strawberries and cucumber and stir to combine.
- Garnish with the fresh mint and enjoy!
Lemonade: Feel free to make your own lemonade or use a store-bought version.
Ginger ale: You can also substitute ginger ale (regular or diet) in place of the lemonade if you prefer.
Cucumber and fruit: The cucumber is classic, so I don’t recommend skipping it, but you can play around with the fresh fruit and use different combinations if you’d like.
Serving: The recipe is for a single, individual drink. However, you can absolutely double or triple the recipe to make as many as you’d like. You can even make a big batch to serve for a group.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g