Friday, July 19, 2019

The Perfect Summertime Drink with Pimms

By Vicki Delany

One of my daughters loves to try fancy cocktails. When she comes to visit she usually experiments with something different.  For her sister’s wedding, she was assigned the signature cocktail. Much research was required, and she came up with something so marvellous I used it at the wedding of Josie O’Malley and Jake Greenblatt in Something Read Something Dead, the fifth Lighthouse Library mystery (by Eva Gates).

Last month when the whole family gathered at my place, we had this delicious Pimm’s drink.
Absolutely perfect for those hot, lazy days when you’re relaxing on the deck or the front porch with friends.


Pile all the ingredients in a highball glass, mix and sip.


50ml PIMM’S No.1
150ml of Lemonade
Chopped mint, orange, and strawberries as you like
Cucumber to garnish and ice

Find out what wedding cocktail she came up with in Something Read Something Dead by Eva Gates, from Crooked Lane Books


  1. I've never tried this, though the name pops up in a lot of (British?) mysteries. I'll add it to my list, right after the Sazerac I discovered in New Orleans.

    1. I *had* to try the sazerac in New Orleans!

    2. It's a cocktail that I think originated in New Orleans.
      1/4 oz Absinthe, One sugar cube, 1 1/2 oz Rye whiskey or Cognac, Three dashes Peychaud's Bitters

  2. I haven't had a Pimm's in years! We used to drink them in the summer at outdoor cafes in NYC back in the 1970s. So refreshing! I am going to have to try your recipe.

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Thank your daughter for coming up with it.

  4. I love a Pimm's Cup. The versions I've tried use a carbonated lemonade or Sprite-type beverage.

  5. Perfect drink for a hot summer day.

  6. What does Pimms taste like?