Summer Drink: Pimm's Cup

I went to a baby shower today and had a great summer drink – and yes, it had alcohol in it. This wasn’t your usual baby shower. Instead of baby shower games, we had drinks and small bites such as tea sandwiches, quiche, scones and cookies. And this baby shower included men, so my husband was quite happy with the array of foods and drinks. Now, getting to the drink. The hostess and host are both British, as is my husband, so this drink brought back memories of home – Pimm’s Cup. The father-to-be’s sister made a super tasty Pimm’s Cup punch with lemonade and fruit – it sort of tasted like an Arnold Palmer with an added bonus – liquor. Here is the recipe below.


  • 3 cups of Lemonade
  • 5-6 cups of Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
  • 1 lemon – cut into slices
  • 1 orange – cut into slices
  • 1 small cucumber – cut into slices
  • 5-6 fresh mint sprigs
  • Ice cubes

Fill a large punch bowl with all the ingredients above. Add ice cubes – enough to cool the punch down. Serve in glasses and can garnish with a mint leaf and/or lime.