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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

Pimm's Cup

A classic British cocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield Varies


  • 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: 314 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 52mg Carbohydrates: 59g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 56g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
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5 comments on “Classic Pimm’s Cup Cocktail”

  1. Love how Lambeau makes “cameo” appearances!

  2. Thanks, girls! I think I’d rather drink a margarita or glass of Sauvignon Blanc, but it will be perfect for book club!

    Leef, yes, Lambeau has become the “Waldo” of my blog. Did you notice she’s underneath our glasses as we’re toasting? She didn’t want to miss a thing…LOL.

  3. A great classic cocktail. Would you be happy to link it to Food on Friday : Mocktails and Cocktails

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