Pimm's and Tonic Recipe

Pimm's and Tonic Recipe

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

This super-easy highball is great with Fever Tree tonic, though feel free to substitute your tonic of choice.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Yield:makes 2 cocktails
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 4 ounces Pimm's No. 1
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice from about 2 lemons
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Fever Tree tonic, chilled


  1. 1.

    Add Pimm's, lemon, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain, dividing evenly between two Collins glasses filled with ice. Top with tonic, stir gently, and serve.