The Pimm’s Cup started as a health drink in 1840s London. The slow-sipping summer cocktail is the preferred vehicle for its eponymous liqueur, a gin-based digestif that spread across the globe and found a loyal fan base in New Orleans. Combined with Sprite/7Up or Ginger Ale, cucumber and a medley of fruit garnishes, the drink proved to be a welcome relief from the Southern heat. The Pimm’s Cup is also the favourite cooler at Wimbledon, where it’s still enjoyed by the pitcher.
Pimm’s No.1 – 200 ml
Sprite/7Up/Ginger Ale – 600ml
Sprigs, Sliced Cucumber, Sliced Orange & Strawberries
- Add all ingredients into a highball glass over ice and stir to combine.
- Garnish with a mint sprig, skewered strawberry and optional lemon and orange wheels.
- To mix things up a bit, you can replace the Sprite, 7Up or ginger ale with Champagne.