Drinking the Farmer’s Market: The Perfect “Pimm’s Cup”, with Homemade Ginger-Infused Vodka

August 24th, 2013 - filed under: The Food » Recipes


Last week’s Sunday Morning Cocktail was a simple, modern take on the traditional Moscow Mule. And with a little farmer’s market flair in the form of homemade strawberry-infused vodka, the Strawberry Mule was born.

That drink was probably the most popular in the series, to date, which is why this week I’m so thrilled to bring you another revamped classic: a spike-y, twisty take on that old party stand-by, the Pimm’s Cup.


A traditional Pimm’s Cup is made by mixing Pimm’s No. 1 with either lemon soda or ginger ale. But duh, lemon and ginger are both awesome and they make a perfect pairing, so in this rendition, they’re both invited to the party.


Pimm’s Cup is a social drink, so we make it a pitcher at a time. To make one pitcher of this epic perfection, you will . . .

Fill a standard-sized pitcher half-full of ice. Then, add:

1/2 cup ginger-infused vodka (see infusion instructions here; ginger takes about 2 weeks)
1 cup Pimm’s No. 1
2 cups lemonade (prepared, sweetened)


Stir the concoction well before pouring it into cups. It sure is nice to have a few lemon rounds floating in there too, though it isn’t necessary. But so pretty, no?


Fill each glass, but leave a few inches of room so you can top it off with club soda. Then stir again, and garnish with a lemon.

Enjoy with friends.



  • Bianca-Vegan Crunk

    Oooh, I always have a Pimm’s Cup when I’m visiting New Orleans. I’ll have to make my own at home! BTW, I don’t know if you know this yet, but Emily Deschanel totally talked about YOUR blog on the latest episode of the Our Hen House podcast. I was listening Saturday (because I gave the review in that episode!!) and I was so happy to her Emily, in her interview, talk about how you stayed vegan through health issues! <3 <3 <3

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/ Sayward Rebhal

    I KNOW!!! SO crazy right? I loved your review too, it totally made me want to watch that movie (which I’ve somehow never seen). I hope you start doing regular reviews for them – that would be awesome!

  • Rachel Piotraschke

    Ummm, so this looks amazing and I so can’t wait to make these and drink them on my porch with my friend who loves fancy cocktails and also introduced me to the original Pimm’s cup… whew, word vomit. I’m excited!