Mixing up a New Orleans classic cocktail – The Pimm’s Cup. My Favorite version of the classic recipe.
If you’ve ever taken a trip to New Orleans and explored Bourbon Street and the surrounding areas, you’ve probably heard of a Pimm’s Cup. Back in April, I took a girls trip to NOLA and not only did it not disappoint, but I discovered a new cocktail that I just had to share with you. The main liqor in a Pimm’s Cup is Pimms No. 1 – It’s a gin based liquor that was invented in 1823 in London. Feeling fancy now?
The British liquor, Pimms No. 1 is a gin based liquor that was invented in 1823 in London.
Naturally, I came home and did my research. This cocktail can be made and garnished a variety of ways. During my time in New Orleans I tried a handful of these all made with a different choice of mixers – soda water, sprite, and ginger ale. They were all good, but I was a fan of the ginger ale ones! Here’s my favorite version that you can make at home too.
- 2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1
- 1 Naval Orange, cut crosswise into thin slices
- 1 Lemon, cut crosswise into thin slices
- 1 Cucumber, cut into thin slices
- Ginger Ale – could also use soda water or sprite
- Mint Leaves
- Apple or Strawberries for additional garnish (optional)
- Place lemons, oranges, cucumbers, and mint at the bottom of your glass
- Combine with 2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 (option to let stand for 5-10 min before filling with ice)
- Fill with ice
- Top with ginger ale
- Add additional fruit for garnish
TIP: You can also cut your cucumber into ribbons with a peeler for a nice touch.
Photos by StudioAH