How To: Make a Pimm's No. 1 Cup drink

Make a Pimm's No. 1 Cup drink

Learn 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.

You Will Need

* A Collins glass
* Ice
* 2 ounces Pimm's No. 1 Cup
* 4 ounces lemonade
* Soda water
* A slice of lemon
* A slice of cucumber
* 3 ounces ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, or champagne

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.

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.

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