Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade – my take on a classic!

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Pimm's No.1 & Lemonade - my take on a classic!
I don’t think a summer has gone by without Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade being enjoyed here. It’s just terribly British and compliments summer gatherings and BBQs perfectly. So when thebar.com asked if I’d like to come up with my own spin on a classic cocktail it simply had to be Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade.

Pimm's No.1 & Lemonade - my take on a classic!

The classic recipe includes strawberries and cucumber but I like to switch things around a little sometimes so here I have used cherries plus slices of apple, kiwi fruit and orange topped with the classic sprig of mint, I don’t think a classic should be played around with too much! I also frost the glass as it just makes it so much more fun and gives a sense of occasion even if you aren’t having a summer party but just a leisurely chilling on your patio!

Pimm's No.1 & Lemonade - my take on a classic!

I discovered the simplest way to frost a glass is to place a slice of orange (peel cut off) on a flat surface and swivel the rim of the glass over it and then dip into a saucer of caster sugar. So simple and so effective!

I do hope you try my version of Pimm’s No.1 and Lemonade and don’t forget to eat the luscious fruit at the end, I find that one of the best bits! Do you have a favourite cocktail that you like to give you own spin be it big or small? Do let me know in the comments.

Pimm's No.1 & Lemonade - my take on a classic!

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Pimm’s No.1 & Lemonade – my take on this classic!
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Pimm's No.1 & Lemonade is a classic, here I give it my own twist with cherries, apple, kiwi fruit and orange in a frosted glass for the perfect summer party drink!
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
  • 50 mls Pimm’s No.1
  • 150 mls lemonade
  • 2 cherries
  • 1 slice orange, halved
  • 1 slice kiwi fruit, halved
  • 2 slices apple (which has been cored & quartered)
  • sprig of mint
  • ice cubes
  • For glass frosting:
  • slice of orange, peel removed
  • caster sugar for dipping
  1. Frost the glass by placing the orange slice onto a flat surface and rotating the rim of the glass over it so that the whole rim is wetted.
  2. Place some caster sugar in a saucer (about 2 mm) and shake level, then dip the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. Add the Pimm’s No 1.
  5. Then add the fruit and lemonade.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of mint and add a straw.
  7. To make a jug add ice and handfuls of fruit keeping the ratio of 1 part Pimm’s No 1 to 3 parts lemonade.

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NB: This post commissioned by thebar.com, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Kacie

    I love Pimms and I like how you’ve tweaked the classic recipe here. Bet this is ideal for summer – so fruity and refreshing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kacie – I now want a Pimms but sadly have no lemonade!

  2. Corina

    Pimms and lemonade is THE summer drink! I’m going to have a go at frosting my glasses next time we’ve got friends round – it looks great!

    1. Camilla

      Happy frosting Corina:-)

  3. Patrick Karuu

    Love it. Thanks for sharing

  4. Fiona jk42

    I love a glass (or two) of Pimms in the summer. I will have to try your version.

    1. Camilla

      Cheers to that Fiona:-)

  5. Cathy O

    Pimms is indeed the perfect summer drink and love your new fruit additions but the tip on frosting the glasses is perfect.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Cathy, glad you like my tip, so easy and effective:-)

  6. Steve | Big Stevie Cool Blog

    Oh you can’t beat a Pimms and Lemonade in the sunshine can you! Now…..we just need some sunshine! I’ve just bought a new pitcher so will test this recipe out when I can!

    1. Camilla

      Great Steve, cheers to some sunshine soon;-)

  7. Gingey Bites

    I love pimms and lemonade – such a perfect summery drink! The cherries are a great shout too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Alex, do love summer cherries:-)

  8. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    I love your fruit salad approach to Pimm’s Camilla. Going to make some with cherries!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, I do love eating the fruit at the end:-)

  9. Choclette

    I do love a glass of Pimms or twenty in the summer. This looks gorgeous and has made me realise I need to get on and sip my first one of the season 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes definitely Choclette, cheers to that:-)

  10. Angela

    Pimms and lemonade just screams summer, I love the stuff especially when it is home measures. This looks really fresh and tasty.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, I know nothing about these home measures LOL:-)

  11. Tracey Susan Anderson

    This is lovely a certainty at our Summer BBQ’s from now on 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Tracey, glad to have inspired you:-)

  12. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Pimm’s is the number one summer drink in my eyes. This looks fab!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jemma, I agree:-)

  13. Amy Fidler

    You can’t beat Pimm’s great for Summer Cocktails x

    1. Camilla

      Exactly right Amy:-)

  14. Richard Eldred Hawes

    An excellent summer drink and one I will be enjoying this summer

    1. Camilla

      I do love it:-)

  15. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Wow! This sure looks like a festive drink! Love all of that fruit in there.

    1. Camilla

      Great for summer entertaining-)

  16. Dannii

    This just reminds me of sitting out in the garden with friends having a BBQ. We just need the weather for it now.

    1. Camilla

      Yes lets hope the best of summer is yet to come:)

  17. Luci's Morsels

    This looks absolutely delicious and so refreshing! I cannot wait to try this! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      It really is Luci:-)

  18. Stephanie

    This is awesome, my husband and I are always on the lookout for fun new drinks to try while we sit on the deck this summer, this one definitely fits the bill! Thanks for sharing it!!

    1. Camilla

      Glad to have inspired:-)

  19. Tara

    Oh wow! I have never tried this before. It sounds so refreshing and perfect for summer. I love your photos.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Tara, you must try it:-)

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