The Pimm’s Cup

The Pimm’s Cup

Posted on April 22, 2020

The warmer months are upon us. The Pimm’s Cup is a boozy, fruity, herbal, and winey drink from England. Think of it like James Bond’s sangria. Classically, it features Pimm’s #1, a gin-based aromatic liqueur, as well as carbonated lemonade, and sliced fruit (strawberries, cucumber, apples, lemon, oranges). The easy way to make it is by throwing some fruit in the glass and filling up with Pimm’s and lemonade. 

We think that aromatic honey takes the Pimm’s Cup to the next level — especially our Sage, Wildflower, and Orange Blossom Honeys. Pick your favorite. To adapt the drink, instead of using a carbonated lemonade or ginger ale as is typical, we use a honey syrup (option to infuse) mixed with a blend of lemon and lime juices (lime and honey go so well together). And we add the seltzer at the end. Makes for a pretty drink before you stir it up.  

Try playing around with this recipe as your fancy tickles. Infuse allspice or orange peel into your honey syrup. Swap the mint for borage, sage, or kaffir lime. Forget the cucumber if you don’t like it, and use blood oranges or cherries instead. The world’s your oyster (don’t use oysters). 

Version 1 (The Native Sangria)

  • 4 oz. Pimm’s #1
  • 1.5 oz sage honey syrup
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • 3 strawberries (muddled)
  • 3 slices peeled cucumber (muddled)
  • lemon wedge garnish
  • top with seltzer (2-4 oz.)

Version 2 (The Flos Feram)

  • 4 oz. Pimm’s #1
  • 1.5 oz. ginger-infused Wildflower Honey syrup
  • 1.5 oz. lime juice
  • a few slices of citrus (lemon, lime, orange, whatever you got)
  • handful of strawberries (muddled)
  • 5-7 fresh mint leaves (lightly muddled)
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • top with seltzer


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