Pimm’s Cup

The North Carolina ABC likes to stay about a year behind the trends. For the past couple of years I’ve had to run all over town looking for the latest trend in liquors. Last year it was St.Germain, this year it is Pimm’s. When I mentioned this to the ABC store on Friday afternoon while they were searching the county for one bottle of Pimm’s (that happened to be on special order and never picked up), they said “but, we have St. Germain!” and I said “and I’m sure you’ll have Pimm’s in stock this time next year.”

I had a Pimm’s Cup for the first time last spring while visiting my friends in Chicago (maybe we are two years behind?). Since then, it has been featured in several magazines. We made these on Friday night to go along side our Pub Burgers and Tater Tots. I’d say they are more fitting for a Saturday afternoon drink – as they have a very low alcohol content – rather than when you are trying to take the edge off a long week. But, either way, a tasty and refreshing beverage. Hopefully next year you’ll be able to find it easily in the great state of NC.

Pimm’s Cup

  • 2 ounces Pimm’s
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 slice orange
  • 1 segment cucumber
  • 1 sprig mint
  • lemon lime soda or ginger ale


  1. So where did you find it? Cedar Street? I found St. Germains there earlier this year as well. I think that is the store where all the downtown restaurants go!

    • I had to go to Brassfield. They had a special order that no one picked up and they sold me one.

  2. I was looking all over the place for St. Germain’s recently! Had it in a drink at The Mix and loved it!

    • If you call any ABC store – they can look up in the system where in Greensboro to find it. They are actually very nice about it.

  3. In Fine Spirit’s Pimm’s Cup:

    Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, Fever-Tree bitter lemon soda,
    cucumber, strawberry, lemon, mint
    Still based on the 1823 No. 1 seret recipe, and still the
    cocktail of Wimbledon after over 120 tournaments

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