It’s my personal goal to introduce the Pimm’s Cup Cocktail to my fellow Americans. In addition to sexy accents, Harrods, Harry Potter and couture fashion, the Brits also have the Pimm’s Cup. That, my friends, is my “Top 5 Things I Love About London” list.
In London, the Pimm’s Cup is sold at every pub in large pitchers filled with strawberries, mint, orange, lemon and more. I had numerous Americans ask me what I was having once they saw the huge pitcher placed in front of me. They even had it on tap, ready to serve!
Pimm’s Cup is the “official drink of Wimbledon” and is the “official drink of Wimbledon” for a reason. It’s the perfect drink for spring and summer and it’s the most ridiculously refreshing cocktail on the planet. It also has a low alcohol content so you can drink till your heart desires without making a fool of yourself after over indulging. This is the perfect drink for the “can’t have just one” crowd. Don’t worry, I’m a card-carrying group member myself.
Pimm’s Cup is just starting to pick up on “this side of the pond”. I’m finally starting to see it pop up on menus around here in Southern California. Luckily Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur is found at most liquor stores so you can make your own.
TIP- Many Pimm’s Cup recipes call for “lemonade.” Lemonade in the US is totally different than what is considered Lemonade in the UK. The equivalent is like a lemon lime soda.
Pimm's Cup Cocktail
- 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur
- 4 oz Ginger Beer Ginger Ale or Lemon Lime Soda
- Optional- Mint English Cucumbers, Strawberry, Orange
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and stir until combined. Don't shake or you'll kill the refreshing fizz! Pour evenly into a lowball glass with ice. Top with mint, cucumbers, strawberries and oranges. Enjoy!