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A Refreshing Pimm’s Cup Recipe


PimmsCup_1We’re taking it back to 1823 with this refreshing Pimm’s Cup recipe! This cocktail was served in an oyster bar in London and drinking it definitely conjures up images of happy patrons drinking this delicious libation. Its light, fruity flavors are perfect for sipping on a sunny spring or summer day. This Pimm’s Cup recipe has citrus, cucumber, gin, simple syrup and of course, the famous Pimm’s No. 1 liquor! I really like their quirky website too! There are a few different ways to make a Pimm’s Cup cocktail, but below is my favorite! Here’s to spring!!
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A Refreshing Pimm’s Cup Recipe
  • 3″ slice of cucumber, peeled and cut into 4
  • 1 large orange wedge, peel on
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce gin
  • 1½ ounces Pimm’s No. 1
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup (melt ½ cup sugar, ½ cup water in a small sauce pan on the stove until the sugar is melted)
  • ginger ale to top off
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, orange wedge, lemon juice and simple syrup.
  2. Add in the gin and Pimm’s No. 1 and shake really well with ice for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain over a glass filled with ice and garnish with cucumbers, citrus fruit and edible flowers!!
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6 responses to A Refreshing Pimm’s Cup Recipe

  1. Randall S. Svihla
    April 8, 2017

    Recipe says peel the cucumber, but photo shows it unpeeled, and doesn’t show the orange wedge mentioned in the article.

    1. Eden
      April 8, 2017

      Those unpeeled ones are just for garnish… the peeled cucumbers you muddle in the cocktail before straining.

      1. Randall S. Svihla
        April 8, 2017

        Duh, my bad for not reading the instructions carefully. Thanks.

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