Classic Pimm’s Cocktail

One of the best parts about the weather getting warmer is throwing fun outdoor parties with refreshing cocktails. I’ve already talked about how my lovely British great aunt made me a complete anglophile in my recipe for bacon butty sandwiches. Well this classic Pimm’s cocktail goes into the Aunt Jean favorites file. When we celebrated our birthdays together in the beginning of June, this was her go to drink request. So Marc and I decided to recreate it in her honor as we celebrated this warm and sunny Easter weekend!

The garnishes were everything in this classic Pimm’s cocktail. We decided on the more traditional combination of lemon, cucumber and mint. They went right into the glass and we used a muddler to lightly crush it all to bring out their flavor.
Next, the Pimm’s liqueur went in with lots of ice. We used 2 fluid ounces, or a 1/4 cup. That measurement is just over the amount of a shot, which is 1.5 fluid ounces. My husband has become quite the mixologist and was able to rattle these numbers off to me!
The final touch was filling the glass to the top with cold ginger ale. I loved the fizziness it added to the drink! While lemonade is also traditional, we didn’t have it on hand. It makes a great mixer as well though for this classic Pimm’s cocktail!

We garnished the classic Pimm’s cocktail with a little more mint and a lemon slice. Then we just sat and enjoyed our drinks on the back patio! Oh my goodness, it was so refreshing and dangerously delicious. I loved having this amazing British cocktail, which brought back a lot of memories of my great Aunt Jean. I hope you all enjoy this refreshing warm weather drink too! xoxo

Classic Pimm's Cocktail
Classic Pimms Cocktail
Classic Pimm's Cocktail
Classic Pimm’s Cocktail


5 from 1 vote
Classic Pimm's Cocktail
Classic Pimm's Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This classic Pimm's cocktail is so simple and refreshing! It's the perfect cold beverage to serve at any warm weather gathering.

Course: Drinks
Keyword: Classic Pimm's Cocktail, Cocktails
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 2 slices lemon plus an additional for garnish
  • 3 whole mint leaves plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Pimm's liqueur
  • 1 can ginger ale
  1. Add the cucumber slices, lemon slices, and mint leaves into a tall, thin glass and use muddler to lightly crush all of it to release their flavors. Then add ice cubes to the glass and the Pimm's. Finally, fill the glass the rest of the way with ginger ale. Garnish the top with more mint leaves and an extra slice of lemon and serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Classic Pimm's Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (1 drink)
Calories 242
% Daily Value*
Potassium 1045mg30%
Carbohydrates 57.8g19%
Fiber 5.4g23%
Sugar 42.2g47%
Protein 5.1g10%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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