Cocktail Hour: Pimm’s Cup Recipe

Mixing up a New Orleans classic cocktail – The Pimm’s Cup. My Favorite version of the classic recipe.
pimms cup cocktail recipe via Emree Collective
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.

pimms cup cocktail recipe via Emree Collective

pimms cup cocktail recipe via Emree Collective

pimms cup cocktail recipe via Emree Collective

INGREDIENTS

  • 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
  • Ice
  • Apple or Strawberries for additional garnish (optional)

HOW TO

  • 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
Share this:

Hi! I'm Emma, a twenty-something interior designer living in Charlotte, NC navigating life as a first time home buyer. I love a good house project and cocktails on the patio. I hope you can find some inspiration while you're here!

Disclosure

Emree Collective is a part of affiliate platforms where commission may be earned based on clicks and or purchases. Any items gifted or for review will initially be marked as c/o.

Leave a Comment