'Pimm's' on Serious Eats

Pimm's Melon Punch

This recipe from John McCarthy of the Greenwich Project (see our First Look here) brings out the spicy side of Pimm's with a cardamom syrup. Instead of the traditional cucumber you often see with Pimm's, this drink is made with fresh honeydew juice. More

The Motown

This cocktail recipe comes from Toasted Oak Grill & Market just outside Detroit, Michigan. The drink is evocative of candied nuts, and it's ideal for serving alongside a gingerbread or spice-cake dessert. More

El Diablo

The Diablo cocktail is made with tequila and creme de cassis. This variation from David Welch at Lincoln Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, calls for Pimm's instead. The result is bright and refreshing. More

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Pimm's?

I have to admit that the Pimm's Cup first got my attention because it's heavily garnished—sometimes with cucumbers or strawberries, other times with apples or orange slices. I'm a sucker for a cocktail that's also a snack. I take my Martinis with two olives when I am being polite in public and five when I make them at home. So it wasn't until my third Pimm's Cup that I bothered to ask the bartender what non-food items were in this magical drink. I was shocked that the answer was just "Pimm's and sparkling lemonade." More

DIY Pimm's

If the urge for a Pimm's strikes you, it is ridiculously easy to make a DIY version with ingredients you probably already have at home. If you want to play with the flavor profile, add a little sherry to give it a sweeter touch or a little Campari to accentuate the bitterness. Add a little simple syrup and fresh herbs to play up the sweet, summery flavor or increase the amount of gin to up the alcohol content and juniper intensity. More

Pimm's and Cantaloupe

This is a lovely, iced tea-colored sipper that refreshes perfectly, and wonderfully complements a smoky prosciutto on toast. It's drier than your standard Pimm's Cup, with just soda, ginger, and lemon slices instead of sweet sparkling lemonade, and wedges of heirloom cantaloupe instead of cucumbers (they're botanical cousins). More

Drink the Book: Pimm's No. 1 Cup Jelly Shots

As you may have noticed, we have a thing for Pimm's. We've long been fans of the Pimm's Cup, a citrusy sweet, lightly bitter refresher traditionally garnished with cucumber and sometimes strawberries and orange, and lately, we just can't resist a Pimm's concoction, whether it's mixed with whiskey or muddled with mint and Hendrick's gin. But a jello shot Pimm's Cup had never occurred to us until we saw these Pimm's No. 1 Cup Jelly Shots from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen. More

The Rookie Highball

In this variant of the classic Scotch and Soda highball, Chris swaps out the Scotch for Irish Whiskey, and subs in a good proportion of Gin-based Pimm's. A dash of lemon juice and Angostura bitters add acidity and complexity to the mix, and ginger ale finishes it off. More

It's Pimm's O'Clock: The Pimmlet

The problem with Pimm's is that it's indelibly connected with the Pimm's cup, and as much as I like that drink, there's a tiny voice in my head that kinda resents the fact that I enjoy sipping a cocktail flavored with strawberries and consumed at fancy-pants boat races. So I've recently started looking for slightly manlier ways to incorporate Pimm's into my life. More

The Pimmlet

I'm a sucker for good, relatively dry gimlets made with fresh lime juice, gin, and a bit of sugar (I don't dig the Rose's!), so it seemed only natural to attempt a Pimm's-seasoned variation of one. More

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