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Pimm's cup

Classic Pimm’s Cup

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Pimm’s Cup is refreshing and bubbly, featuring Pimm’s No. 1 and sparkling lemonade! This popular British cocktail is great for easy entertaining.


  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) Pimm’s No 1
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) sparkling lemonade (purchased or homemade), ginger beer or ginger ale
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice, optional*
  • For the garnish: more cucumber slices, lemon wedge, fresh mint


  1. Place a cucumber slice in the bottom of a mixing glass and muddle it several times.
  2. Add the Pimms No 1 and a handful of ice. Stir until cold, then strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
  3. Top with the sparkling lemonade or ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge, mint leaves and additional cucumber slices.


*This is optional, but adds a nice zip for people who like tangy drinks. You can easily omit, or just squeeze in a bit from a lemon wedge.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan