New Orleans-Style Pimm’s Cup

Southern Kitchen
Pimms Cup

About the recipe

The Pimm’s Cup originated in England in the 1840s, gaining fame a second time a century later by way of the landmark Napoleon House hotel. Since its debut in New Orleans, it has remained one of the most classic and beloved beverages in the Big Easy.

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This herbaceous ginger-flavored cocktail is traditionally enjoyed during the summer months due to its bright flavor profile. In our opinion, however, a good Pimm’s should be consumed year-round and as often as possible.

Serves: Makes 1 cocktail

Hands On Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1

1/2 ounce gin

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Ginger beer

Fresh mint and cucumber round, for garnish


In a highball glass, combine the Pimm’s, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters. Add a desired amount of ice and, with a long cocktail spoon, stir ingredients to mix well. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh springs of mint and cucumber slices. Serve immediately.