Pimm's Cup Cocktail Recipe

A bottle of Pimm's No. 1, lemon-lime soda, and tons of garnish are all you need for this party-friendly classic.


Ideal for spring and summer parties, the Pimm's Cup instantly evokes England. The standard version is made by mixing Pimm's with "white lemonade" (a.k.a. Sprite or 7-Up) along with chopped fruit and ice. Fruit choices can vary, but for me, the three absolute essentials are the cucumber, strawberry, and orange.

Note: Feel free to change fruit and vegetable garnishes as desired. If you like your drink a little stronger, add an extra splash of gin.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1/2 a small cucumber, sliced thin
  • 8 strawberries, sliced thin
  • 1/2 an orange, sliced thin
  • 1/2 a lemon, sliced thin
  • 1/2 a green apple, sliced thin
  • 1 quart ice
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Pimm's No. 1 Cup
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) Sprite, 7-Up, or other clear citrus soda
  • Mint sprigs to garnish


  1. Layer fruit slices and ice in a pitcher. Add Pimm's and soda. Stir gently with a wooden spoon to combine. Pour into glasses, making sure to get fruit and ice in each glass. Garnish with mint, and serve.

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