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9 Most Popular Pimm’s Cocktails to Try

Pimm’s cocktails are a delightful and refreshing choice for anyone looking to add a touch of British charm to their gatherings. The star of these cocktails is Pimm’s No. 1, a gin-based liqueur with a secret blend of herbs and spices that gives it a unique and unmistakable flavor. When mixed with a variety of fruits, herbs, and other spirits, Pimm’s becomes the base for a range of delicious and colorful cocktails that are perfect for sipping on a sunny afternoon or at a lively summer soirée.

These cocktails are a fantastic option for those who appreciate a light and fruity libation that’s not too strong. Whether you’re hosting a garden party, lounging by the pool, or simply enjoying a casual get-together with friends, Pimm’s cocktails are sure to add a touch of elegance and fun to any occasion. With their vibrant colors and refreshing taste, these cocktails are bound to be a hit with anyone who enjoys a flavorful and easy-to-drink beverage.

Pimm’s Cup

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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. 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.


Punch

Punch
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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.


Pimm’s Spritz Cocktail

Pimm's Spritz Cocktail
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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. 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.


Pimm’s and Bourbon

Pimm's and Bourbon
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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. 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.


Cucumber Ginger Pimm’s Cup

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


Pimm’s and Tonic

Pimm's and Tonic
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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! 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.


Whiskey Rebellion

a whiskey rebellion cocktail made with pimm's liqueur
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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. 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.


Pimm’s Coupe

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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.


Heart Shaped Box

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


A Pimm's Cocktail in a tall, elegant glass, displayed on a garden party table. The cocktail is a rich amber color, typical of Pimm's No. 1, mixed with lemonade or ginger ale and a variety of fresh fruits like strawberries, cucumber, orange, and mint, creating a colorful and inviting appearance. The drink might be garnished with a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon, adding to its refreshing and summery appeal. The glass is tall and enhances the visual appeal of the cocktail's fruit mix. The background features an outdoor garden setting with lush greenery, blooming flowers, and a relaxed, sunny atmosphere, perfect for a summer garden party and enjoying a Pimm's Cocktail.

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