For a jug of perfect Pimm’s, find ingredients for a classic mix and browse our favourite recipes below. You can change it up by adding other sliced fruit such as apples, grapes or everyone's summer go-to, strawberries. Whole soft raspberries, the flesh and juice of passion fruit or a stick of celery are also fun alternatives.
Then sip and share a taste of summer...
The Pimm’s No.1 Cup blend of gin liquors, fruit extracts and herbs is still made to the original 1840 recipe by James Pimm. It first became popular as a digestif at his London oyster bar and its iconic status cemented with the arrival of a Pimm’s bar at the 1971 Wimbledon tennis championships.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Create classic Pimm’s with our checklist:
Lemonade: 2-3 parts to one part Pimm’s No.1. Or try 2 parts lemonade to one part ginger beer, ginger ale or Indian tonic water before adding one part Pimm's No.1 Cup.
Cucumber: peeled, sliced and cut in chunks
Orange: quartered slices, 3-4 per glass
Borage: a classic Pimm's herb, scattered on top
Mint: an alternative to borage, lightly crushed to release aromatic oils.
ICE ICE BABY
No matter what you use in your Pimm’s mix, don’t forget to add ice to the glass first. Use plenty of it (preferably in cube form), otherwise it’ll melt too quickly and dilute your Pimm’s. You can find ice, and other ingredients for classic Pimm’s, here.