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