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.