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Pimm’s Cup

Channel the warm weather with this bright, colorful gin-infused cocktail.

Last month’s Supper Club theme was New Orleans/Mardi Gras. We hosted, so in addition to our main courses, we needed to find a delicious libation to bring to the mix.

Enter Pimm’s Cup.

Pimm's Cup

I’ve been wanting to try a Pimm’s Cup cocktail for years now, but never had occasion to do so. I was really intrigued by this recipe over on Serious Eats for infusing your own Pimm’s No. 1, but time got away from me, so I picked up a bottle from the liquor store.

The rich color of Pimm’s No. 1 comes from infusing gin with herbal botanicals, caramelized orange and delicate spices.

Pimm's Cup

Gin and fruit go so beautifully together, so it’s no wonder that this cocktail is delicious. I love a good cucumber gin, so the addition of fresh cucumber to this cocktail is really a thing of beauty.

Plus, who doesn’t love a cocktail that comes with lots of delicious, edible, booze-soaked garnishes?

Pimm's Cup

This cocktail was incredibly refreshing and made us all long for a day of fun in the sun. Plus, it just looked soooo pretty.

And I love any cocktail that’s easy to make in a big ol’ pitcher for easier entertaining. I’ll definitely be making this one again!


Pimm’s Cup

  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x


Channel the warm weather with this bright, colorful gin-infused cocktail.



  • 2 oranges, cut into half-moons
  • 2 lemons, cut into half-moons
  • 1 Persian cucumber (or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber), washed and sliced
  • 2 cups Pimm’s No. 1
  • 4 cups Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
  • 6 to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leaves


  1. Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, and a layer of cucumber slices. Repeat the layering. Pour in the Pimm’s and Sprite, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into drink. Divide drink among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.


Recipe from Sunset August 2007

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars


  • Calories: 226
  • Fat: 0.2g
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