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A Southern twist on a classic English cocktail, the Pimm’s Cup

Want to seem like the coolest, most sophisticated person at your next party? Serve a fancy British cocktail, the Pimm’s Cup, but do it Southern style. Just make sure you don’t break out the faux accent.

What makes a Pimm’s Cup a Pimm’s Cup is the use of, well, Pimm’s liqueur, an English favorite found at any respectable liquor store. But what makes this Pimm’s Cup a little sassier (with a few more “oh, bless your hearts!”) is the addition of a Southern favorite — whiskey. More booze with the same level of class; the only thing you’re missing is a floppy hat.

Southern-style Pimm’s Cup recipe

Serves 2


  • 1/2 cup Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur
  • 1/4 cup whiskey or bourbon (we used Maker’s Mark)
  • 1-1/2 cups ice
  • 1 cava cava orange, sliced and quartered
  • 1/3 English cucumber, julienned
  • 1/2 apple, cut into thin slices
  • 3/4 cup ginger ale
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves


  1. In a large pitcher, mix the Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur, whiskey, orange slices, apple slices and a few cucumber slices. Mix in some of the mint leaves. Let chill for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add in the ginger ale, and pour into 2 glasses filled with the ice cubes. Add a few more sprigs of fresh mint and a few extra slices of cucumber for garnish.

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