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How to Make a Pimm’s Cup

A summertime favorite of the Brits, this cocktail is made from the gin-based alcohol known as Pimm’s No. 1 Cup.


  • Step 1: Fill a glass with ice Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  • Step 2: Pour Pimm’s Pour two ounces of Pimm’s No. 1 Cup into the glass.
  • Step 3: Add lemonade and soda Top with four ounces of lemonade, then add a splash of soda.
  • TIP: You can substitute three ounces of ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, or even champagne for the lemonade and soda.A good Pimms will also contain sliced strawberries and mint. Share Pimms with friends by making it in a large jug... many pubs and bars in the UK do this during the summer months.
  • Step 4: Garnish with lemon and cucumber Garnish with slices of lemon and cucumber. Now take your time drinking it. A Pimm’s Cup is best enjoyed slowly!
  • FACT: Created in 1823 by English bar owner James Pimm, the recipe for Pimm’s remains a carefully guarded secret to this day.

You Will Need

  • A Collins glass
  • Ice
  • 2 oz. Pimmu2019s No. 1 Cup
  • 4 oz. lemonade
  • Soda water
  • A slice of lemon
  • A slice of cucumber
  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • lemon-lime soda
  • or champagne

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