Eric's Pimm's Cup Cocktail

Photo: Sylvie Becquet
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

If you've never had a Pimm's Cup before, you're in for a treat. The refreshing cocktail, long a favorite in the U.K., is editor in chief Eric A. Pike's go-to summertime drink. This version of it includes both its namesake, Pimm's No. 1 (a gin-based liqueur), and Crop Cucumber vodka. The result is a citrusy, herbal flavor that isn't cloying in the least. Cheers!


  • 4 ounces Crop Cucumber vodka or plain vodka

  • 2 ounces Pimm's No. 1

  • ½ cup grapefruit soda, such as Sanpellegrino Pompelmo

  • 2 Persian-cucumber spears, for serving


  1. Fill each glass with ice. Divide vodka and Pimm's evenly between them and stir. Top with grapefruit soda. Serve with cucumber spears.

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