The Little Epicurean

Nov 24 2015

Holiday Pimm’s Cup

Holiday Pimm's Cup

It’s Thanksgiving week!

On Monday I already experienced the massive crowds and crazy lines at the market. Shoppers with packed carts hauling around giant turkeys, pounds of butter, liters of heavy cream, and hoards of potatoes. It’s my favorite time of year as kitchens are stocked with all sorts of delicious goodies. And best of all, it’s the time when friends and family from all over come together and feast.

Once all the preparations, traveling, and cooking is over, a drink is definitely in order. A couple glasses of this holiday Pimm’s cup should do the trick.

Holiday Pimm's Cup

To make this holiday Pimm’s cup, you’ll need Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, ginger beer, and cranberry juice. (If you don’t like cranberry juice, pomegranate juice is a great substitute.) Keep around some fresh sprigs of rosemary and lemon slices for garnish.

Holiday Pimm's Cup

Fill a tall serving glass half full of ice. Pour in 2 oz Pimm’s No.1.

Holiday Pimm's Cup

Follow with 1 oz lemonade.

Holiday Pimm's Cup

Add in 1 oz cranberry juice.
Holiday Pimm's Cup

Top will chilled ginger beer (about 2 oz).

Holiday Pimm's Cup

Squeeze in some lemon juice and stir to combine. Garnish with rosemary and lemon and drink up! Cheers!

Holiday Pimm's Cup

Print Recipe

Holiday Pimm's Cup

Yield: serves 1 (multiply as needed)


  • 2 oz Pimm's No. 1
  • 1 oz lemonade
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz ginger beer, to top, as needed
  • fresh lemon slices
  • rosemary sprigs, to garnish


  1. Fill a tall serving glass half full of ice. Pour in Pimm's No.1.
  2. Add lemonade and cranberry juice. Top with ginger beer. Add a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs. Enjoy immediately.

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Holiday Pimm's Cup

Looking for more holiday cocktail ideas? Here are my favorites: cranberry mint julep, pomegranate margarita, cranberry orange bourbon cocktail, apple pie moonshine or apple harvest punch.

11 Responses to “Holiday Pimm’s Cup”

  1. November 25, 2015
    11:42 am

    Your photos are absolutely stunning! And I love the festive flavors going on here – delicious!

  2. November 25, 2015
    11:52 am

    GIRL! These are perfection. I wish we could cheers in person with these! Thinking of you and your fam this Thanksgiving.

  3. November 25, 2015
    1:57 pm

    I need one of these right now!

  4. November 25, 2015
    9:27 pm

    This looks super refreshing and SO festive! I love all the ingredients. After a long day of Thanksgiving prep this is looking pretty darn good to me right now!

  5. November 27, 2015
    5:54 pm

    These are SO gorgeous! I’ve never had one of these lovely drinks before but I just turned and asked my husband where we can pick up some Ginger Beer so that we can try them! :)

  6. November 28, 2015
    7:41 am

    This is my kind of cocktail! These look so pretty and delicious, and I love the rosemary in there. Delish!

  7. November 29, 2015
    8:03 am

    Oh yes…bring on the drinks. I could totally drink a couple of these right now :-)

  8. November 29, 2015
    1:32 pm

    Pimm’s cup is one of my favorite summer cocktails; I love that you’ve given it a seasonal winter twist! Hope your holiday was truly special- hugs to you, Maryanne!

  9. November 30, 2015
    8:41 am
    Nutmeg Nanny says...

    LOVE this! I’m a huge fan of pimms so I would down this in no time :)

  10. February 20, 2016
    10:04 pm
    Sophie says...

    I was hoping you would tell me which brand of ginger beer you used for your cocktail?

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Hi Sophie, I use the ginger beer from Trader Joe’s. :)

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