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Pimm's No. 1 Cup Recipe


Pimm's Cup No. 1

Pimm's Cup No. 1

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The Pimm's Cup is really just one of the preferred ways to drink a particular distilled spirit, and so the drink took on the brand name. That liqueur is Pimm's No. 1, a gin-based spirit with the flavor of fruit and spice. Adding a mixer as subtle as lemonade enhances its character and turns it into a refreshing summer drink that has long been a favorite in the U.K. (read more about the history of Pimm's and find a traditional recipe).

Ginger ale or lemon-lime soda are occasionally used to replace the lemonade and at other times, club soda is added to the original recipe.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the Pimm's into a collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the lemonade and (if desired) a splash of club soda or lemon-lime soda.
  3. Garnish with the lemon twist and cucumber.


  • Pimm's Rangoon: Substitute ginger ale for the soda.
  • Pimm's Royal: Substitute Champagne for the soda.

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