The first time I had a Pimm’s Cup I was in New Orleans in the summer for a family wedding. My mother, my adult daughters, and I all went on a cocktail walking tour of the French Quarter. This cocktail was the perfect antidote to the heat and humidity of NOLA. Happy Mardi Gras! 

Pimm’s Cup 

Summertime Cocktail - Pimm's CupIngredients:


Cucumber slices

1-1/2 ounces Pimm’s Cup No. 1

3 oz Lemonade

Lemon-lime flavored soda (See tips)


1. Fill a tall glass with ice and cucumber slices.

2. Add Pimm’s Cup, and lemonade.

3. Top with Lemon-lime flavored soda and stir gently.


Pimm’s No 1 is gin-based liqueur that tastes of spice and citrus. I used Sierra Mist for my lemon-lime soda.