Pimm's No. 1

Pimm’s Number 1 Traditional Recipe

Ah, a summer’s day in old England, punting on the river or watching cricket on the village green. It’s the perfect time for a sparkling Pimm’s cup.

This famous mix originated in a London oyster bar owned by James Pimm in 1840 and it’s as refreshing today as it was then. The original Pimm’s No 1 was made using gin, quinine and a secret mixture of herbs as an aid to digestion. Now there are five other mixes but the first is by far the most popular.



  • 1 part Pimm’s No 1
  • 3 parts lemonade (that’s 7 Up to those of you in the USA)
  • Fresh mint, cucumber, orange and strawberries


  1. Fill a jug with ice
  2. Add the Pimm’s and lemonade / 7 Up
  3. Put in plenty of mint, fruit and cucumber and stir gently
  4. Share with several of your favorite people

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