Have you heard of the Classic Pimm’s Cup Cocktail? TIt’s a quintessential British cocktail was perfect for my Indian themed book club this month!

Pimm's Cup ingredients on the kitchen counter

Classic Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

I am hosting an upcoming book club meeting with an Indian theme and have been searching for a fun cocktail. I was striking out until someone mentioned how a British drink like Pimm’s cup would be apropos.

Pimm’s is a gin-based drink with some herb undertones, typically served during cricket matches. The traditional proportions are one part Pimm’s to two parts lemon-lime soda, like Sprite or 7-Up, or lemonade. or even ginger ale. This is served over ice with slices of citrus and cucumbers. Lovely shared with friends on a warm night!

So when friends came over to bake, I had some taste testers. We found them quite refreshing. So perfect for a hot summer evening or the next Cricket World Cup. I bet you’ll find a good excuse to whip these up!

Toasting with Pimm's Cup in pewter cups


How to Make a Pimm’s Cup

When hosting a big group, you don’t need to add a complicated beverage to the menu. This Pimm’s Cup couldn’t be simpler. Just mix Pimm’s and soda (or lemonade) and garnish. All you need to remember are 2 ingredients and the proper proportions. I like the 1:2 ratio of Pimm’s to soda, but 1:3 is also popular. Cheers!

For another refreshing summer cocktail, try a Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail. Plus more Cocktail Recipes you might enjoy!

Pimm's Cup in a pewter cup with citrus, mint and cucumber garnish

Pimm's Cup ingredients on the kitchen counter

Pimm's Cup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield Varies

A classic British cocktail


  • Orange slices, cut in halves or quarters
  • Lemon slices, cut in half
  • English cucumber slices
  • Mint sprigs
  • 2 ounces Pimm's No. 1
  • 4 ounces Sprite or other lemon-lime soda


  1. For each glass, place a mint sprig in the bottom. Add one shot of Pimm's for every two shots of Sprite. Mix and add garnishes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 56gProtein: 1g


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