Our 9 Favorite Pimms Cocktails

The most delicious drinks to make with Pimm’s liqueur.

Pimm’s cocktails are delicious drinks that feature Pimm’s No. 1, a British liqueur that has a distinctively herbal and citrusy flavor.

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Pimm’s No. 1 is typically mixed with various fruit juices, aromatics, and other ingredients to create refreshing and flavorful cocktails.

People often serve these cocktails as a garden party or summer drinks, but you can enjoy them throughout the year. 

Check out my list of the best Pimm’s cocktails below!

Best Pimms Cocktails

Pimm’s Cup

The most famous Pimm’s cocktail is the Pimm’s Cup, which combines Pimm’s No. 1 with lemonade or ginger ale and is often garnished with fresh fruits such as cucumber, strawberries, and orange slices.

pimms cup

I love drinking a Pimm’s Cup in the summer because the cucumber flavor mixed with the herbal flavor of Pimm’s is simply delightful.

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This Pimm’s No.1 punch is a refreshing drink for any day of the week. The lemon juice provides a tangy, tart flavor, while the simple syrup adds sweetness to balance it out.


Pimm’s No. 1 contributes a unique blend of herbs, spices, and citrus notes, which are complemented by the effervescence and ginger flavor of the ginger ale, making it a perfect summer sipper for warm-weather gatherings or garden parties.

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Pimm’s Spritz Cocktail

Pimm’s Spritz Cocktail is similar to Pimm’s Punch above, but instead of ginger ale, you add champagne, creating a more sophisticated and bubble version of the cocktail. 

Pimm's Spritz Cocktail

This beverage is a delightful choice for more special events like weddings and milestone birthdays because it automatically conveys a sense of celebration and joy.

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Pimm’s and Bourbon

Combining Pimm’s No. 1 with bourbon creates an interesting and unique flavor profile that I can’t resist! The distinctive notes of citrus, spice, and herbs from the Pimm’s, with the characteristic caramel, vanilla, and oak flavors from the bourbon, are truly a delight.

Pimm's and Bourbon

I love drinking Pimm’s and Bourbon in the spring or fall when I want something that’s just as dynamic and variable as the season itself.

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Cucumber Ginger Pimm’s Cup

The Cucumber Ginger Pimm’s Cup is an invigorating cocktail. The crispness of the cucumber complements the herbal and citrusy notes of Pimm’s No. 1, while the subtle spiciness of ginger adds a delightful kick.

Cucumber Ginger Pimm's Cup

The combination of these ingredients creates a refreshing and complex cocktail that can be a delightful departure from traditional Pimm’s Cup recipes.

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Pimm’s and Tonic

If you want to savor the unique taste of Pimm’s instead of covering it up with too many additional ingredients, or if you’re looking to try a twist on a classic, the Pimm’s and Tonic is definitely worth a try!

Pimm's and Tonic

The effervescence of the tonic adds a refreshing sparkle to the cocktail, while the botanicals in the tonic further enhance the herbal profile of Pimm’s No. 1. It’s the perfect summer sipper or a year-round refresher.

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Whiskey Rebellion

A Whiskey Rebellion is one of my favorite Pimms cocktails because you can really capture the fin, spices, and fruit notes in the Pimm’s while simultaneously enjoying the warmth and depth of the whiskey.

a whiskey rebellion cocktail made with pimm's liqueur

The final squirt of lemon adds a touch of zesty citrus flavor that compliments the other flavors in the drink, making it a complex yet well-rounded beverage for any time of year.

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Pimm’s Coupe

A Pimm’s Coupe is perfect for those who enjoy new and unique flavor combinations thanks to the mix of mezcal and Pimm’s. Mezcal, with its smoky, earthy, and complex profile, adds depth and richness to the sweet and herbaceous notes of Pimm’s No. 1.


The combination of these two distinct spirits creates a unique and dynamic flavor profile that’s both intriguing and enjoyable for those who appreciate bold and adventurous cocktails.

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Heart Shaped Box

Heart Shaped Box is a beautiful drink for any special event, but I especially enjoy it for romantic dinner dates.

Heart Shaped Box

It features Pimm’s No. 1 gin, lime juice, lemongrass syrup, raspberries, and cucumber slices as the main ingredients, creating a bright and balanced yet intriguing taste. This drink is perfect for warm weather sipping, with its delightful blend of flavors that are both crisp and complex.

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Pimm’s cocktails are versatile, refreshing, dynamic, sophisticated, and more.

From the classic Pimm’s Cup to creative variations with bourbon, mezcal, or other ingredients, Pimm’s offers a range of delicious options to suit different palates.

Which Pimms cocktails do you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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9 Pimms Cocktail Recipes

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    Written by Paul Kushner

    I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

    In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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