Pimm's Cup Cocktail Recipe

One of the best ways to end a long day is with a refreshing, ice-cold cocktail, and Pimm's cup is a great option. Recipe developer Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina is the brains behind this classic recipe, and she perfectly explains its backstory. "The Pimm's Cup is traditionally served at British tennis events. It's a fun cocktail to make while watching a tennis game, or refreshing for a cocktail in the summer," she shares. This recipe can be made in a hurry, and if you'd like, you can hold the ice and make it ahead of time — making it a great drink to serve to a crowd.

We must admit that Musgrave totally nailed this recipe, and she perfectly explains her favorite part about it. "I like that this cocktail has a lower ABV but doesn't sacrifice flavor. It's an easy-drinking cocktail that you can enjoy a few of without guilt or a hangover," Musgrave raves. The less hangover, the better! The only liquor in this cocktail is Pimm's No 1, which is a gin-based liqueur, so it's not as heavy on the booze. So enjoy one or two with your friends and go to bed without a worry. 

Gather the ingredients for a Pimm's cup cocktail

So, what exactly does into a Pimm's cup? For Musgrave's recipe, you'll need strawberries, cucumbers, Pimm's No. 1, lemonade, sparkling water, and fresh mint.

Add strawberries and cucumbers to the glass

Grab your serving glass, and be sure to select a tall one. Add the strawberry and cucumber slices to the glass. "There's no wrong way to slice them — you could slice or add the strawberries whole," Musgrave notes. "You could also use a peeler to slice thin strips of cucumber for the drink."

Add the liquids to the glass

For this step, you will need to add your three liquids to the glass — Pimm's No 1, lemonade, and sparkling water. Stir well to combine the ingredients together.

Fill glass with ice and garnish

Fill the rest of the glass with ice and add some fresh mint as a garnish. And just like that, you've got a Pimm's cup cocktail, which is absolutely perfect for summer sipping.

Serving suggestions

This drink would be great for a solo happy hour, but it also pairs well with a few foods if you want to enjoy it with an appetizer. "This would be great with a simple cheese and cracker board," Musgrave shares.

Musgrave also says that you can make this ahead of time but just leave the ice out until you're ready to serve.

Pimm's Cup Cocktail Recipe
5 from 24 ratings
If you want a light and refreshing cocktail that's on the lower ABV side, then this Pimm's cup recipe is exactly what you're looking for.
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Pimm's Cup Cocktail in a glass
Total time: 10 minutes
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 2 ounces Pimm's No. 1
  • 1 ounce Lemonade
  • 3 ounces Sparkling Water
  • 1 fresh mint sprig, for garnish
  1. Add the strawberry and cucumber slices to a tall glass.
  2. Add 2 ounces of Pimm's No. 1, 1 ounce of lemonade, and 3 ounces of sparkling water to a glass. Stir well.
  3. Fill the glass with ice. Add fresh mint as a garnish and serve.
Calories per Serving 211
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 31.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 24.4 g
Sodium 21.5 mg
Protein 0.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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