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Pimm's Cup

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Pimm's Cup

Pimm's Cup
Josh Shaub
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Pimm’s is a classic British cocktail especially perfect for daytime outdoor drinking.

Recipe from In the Small Kitchen by Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine/William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2011.


  • 1 large cucumber, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 small lemons, cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 3 cups lemonade or Sprite
  • 3 cups Pimm's No. 1
  • Ice


  • If you are serving this at a party, combine all the ingredients in a large punch bowl, and scatter a few mint leaves on top. If you are packing a picnic, load the cucumbers, strawberries, lemons, and mint leaves into separate sandwich bags. Play bartender and prepare each individual’s cup with ice, cucumbers, mint, and fruit, and use a 1:1 ratio of Pimm’s to lemonade or Sprite when pouring. Garnish with a few extra mint leaves.