Pimm’s Cup

Pimm's Cup

For 1 drink:

1 and 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

Crushed Ice

1 sprig of mint

3 ounces lemon/lime soda or ginger ale

Orange slice

Cucumber stick

For a party make up a big punch bowl.  The longer the fruit steeps in the mixture, the more flavor it will infuse.

For a party:  Makes 8 drinks


  • 2  oranges, cut into half-moons
  • 2  lemons, cut into half-moons
  • 1  Persian cucumber  or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber, washed and sliced
  • 2  cups  Pimm’s No. 1
  • 4  cups  Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
  • 6  to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leaves


Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, and a layer of cucumber slices. Repeat the layering. Pour in the Pimm’s and Sprite, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into drink. Divide drink among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.

Notes: Persian cucumbers are small, thin-skinned, virtually seedless, and very tasty. They’re sold at well-stocked grocery

Refreshing drinks served at Wimbledon and cricket matches in England. Especially good when served with Indian food.

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