The Perfect Pimm's

Pimm's is one of my favorite summer drinks. I love dining al fresco at Alpen Rose in Holland, Michigan sipping a Pimm's and reminiscing about my time in Europe. Pimm's is a gin-based alcohol made in England from dry gin, liqueur, fruit juices, and spices. When served with a lemon-line soda or ginger ale it becomes a Pimm's Cup, which is the most common - but not the only way - to drink Pimm's.

What You'll Need:

1 part Pimm's
3 parts lemonade
8 strawberries
20 mint leaves
1 apple
1/2 of a cucumber
1/2 of an orange

What You'll Need to Do:

Remove stems from strawberries and cut vertically in to quarters.
Core the apple and cut into same pieces with skins left on.
Cut the cucumber in half and remove the seeds. Cut in half again and chop in to chunks.
Cut the orange in to six wedges leaving the skin on.
Place fruit, mint leaves, and cucumbers into a jug. 
Pour Pimm's in to the jug and stir gently.
Fill the container with ice.
Top with the lemonade.
Serve over ice.


  1. I have never had a Pimm before but I'm definitely going to try it. It sounds amazing and refreshing.

  2. We've had Pimm's a few times and it really is so refreshing!

  3. When we were in New Orleans a few years ago I had a Pimm's Cup and it was my favorite drink of the trip, but I don't think I've ever had one since then!

  4. Never had it but looks so yummy!!

  5. Oooo this look so yummy!! I love lemonade anyways but adding strawberries sounds like heaven in a cup!

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