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Mary Brockman's Favorite Pimm's Cup

A perennial favorite in England, a Pimm's Cup is a punch that is made from Pimm's No. 1 -- a gin-based drink first sold in 1859 -- and ginger ale or soda, garnished with mint, strawberries, lemons, and cucumbers.

  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2002


  • 1/2 pint (6 ounces) strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 lime, sliced into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into 16 wedges
  • 1 750-ml bottle Pimm’s No. 1
  • 4 cups ginger ale or club soda
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into thin spears
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, combine fruit with the Pimm's; let stand 3 to 4 hours. Fill each glass halfway with ice. Pour about 1/3 cup fruit mixture into each, and fill with soda; stir. Place a cucumber spear in each glass; garnish with a mint sprig. Serve.

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