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Pimm’s Cup

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The Pimm’s Cup stands out as a refreshing choice perfect for any occasion. This drink, hailing from the heart of England, brings a mix of fruity and spicy flavors that dance on your palate. Its unique blend captures the essence of summer gardens and lively gatherings, making it a favorite among those who appreciate a drink that’s as delightful to the eyes as it is to the taste. You’ll enjoy this on any summer day.

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Tasting Notes

The Pimm’s Cup offers a flavor profile that’s both refreshing and complex. You’ll first notice the herbal undertones of Pimm’s No. 1, a gin-based liqueur, followed by the gentle sweetness of the lemonade. The addition of fresh fruits and a hint of mint adds a crisp finish, creating a balance that’s both invigorating and soothing.

Equipment and Glassware

To make a Pimm’s Cup, you’ll need a long spoon to stir and gently mix the drink’s ingredients in the glass while keeping the different tastes intact. A jigger makes sure that Pimm’s No. 1 and any other drinks or mixers are measured correctly. In order to slice typical garnishes, such as cucumber, strawberry, orange, and mint, you will need a knife and a cutting board. Serve this very British drink in a highball glass, which has plenty of room for ice and garnishes to make the drink more refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1
  • 4 oz lemonade
  • A splash of ginger ale
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced orange
  • Sliced strawberry

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice to keep your drink chilled.
  2. Pour 2 oz of Pimm’s No. 1 over the ice.
  3. Add 4 oz of lemonade, blending the two for a smooth mix.
  4. Carefully top off the drink with a splash of ginger ale.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, cucumber slices, orange slices, and a strawberry for a burst of flavor and color.
See also  The Different Types of Gin

Pro Tips

For an extra touch of elegance, use a highball glass. Experiment with different fruits like apple or berries for your garnish to personalize your drink. To ensure the best taste, always use fresh lemonade and high-quality produce.

When to Serve

The Pimm’s Cup shines as the star of garden parties, brunches, and summer gatherings. Its refreshing nature makes it an excellent choice for daytime events, offering a sophisticated yet laid-back beverage option.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

While Pimm’s No. 1 is non-negotiable for an authentic taste, the choice of lemonade can vary. Opt for a high-quality, traditional lemonade to complement the Pimm’s. For a twist, try artisanal lemonades that introduce unique flavors.

Similar Cocktails

  • Mojito – A refreshing mix of rum, mint, sugar, lime juice, and soda water.
  • Gin Fizz – A classic cocktail combining gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water.
  • Aperol Spritz – A bubbly, bitter-sweet blend of Aperol, prosecco, and soda water.
  • Mint Julep – A Southern delight with bourbon, mint, sugar, and crushed ice.
  • Sangria – A fruity concoction of red wine, brandy, orange juice, and fresh fruits.

History

The Pimm’s Cup originated in the mid-19th century at an oyster bar in London, founded by James Pimm. Originally crafted as a digestive aid, it quickly became popular for its delightful taste and refreshing qualities, evolving into a staple British summertime drink.

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Pimm’s Cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Pimm’s Cup
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Savor the classic Pimm's Cup cocktail, a refreshing blend of Pimm's No. 1, lemonade, and fresh fruits, perfect for summer gatherings and parties.

Instructions

  • Fill a tall glass with ice to keep your drink chilled.
  • Pour 2 oz of Pimm’s No. 1 over the ice.
  • Add 4 oz of lemonade, blending the two for a smooth mix.
  • Carefully top off the drink with a splash of ginger ale.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves, cucumber slices, orange slices, and a strawberry for a burst of flavor and color.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his 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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