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Pimm's Cup Cocktail

A summer classic from the civilized people of the United Kingdom
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine British


  • 1 bottle Pimm's No. 1 Cup
  • 1 bottle sparkling lemonade or ginger ale
  • sliced cucumber (not optional) and citrus and/or assorted berries and stone fruit
  • sprigs of mint


  • Play a game of croquet or involve yourself somehow in a polo match, sailing regatta, or Wimbledon).
  • Retire to the lawn, veranda, or gazebo. (A stoop or black-tar rooftop will do.)
  • Fill a pitcher with ice, add a 50/50 mixture of Pimm’s and sparkling lemonade or ginger ale, and stir together with sliced cucumber and fruit.
  • Hello, I make that Pimm’s O’Clock!  Serve with salty snacks and suddenly that dank back alley you call your “outdoor space” is the Garden at the Goring Hotel. Cheers!
Keyword botanicals, British, cocktails, Liqueur, Long drink, summer