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Jul 27, 2006 04:04 AM

Pimms No. 1 Cup?

I vaguely remember having this drink during my stay in London. Now I have the opportunity to get a few bottles brought over to me in Cal. My question is,is it as good as I remembered (i.e. worth the hassel)? And two, what are some drinks to make with it?

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  1. I think you can find Pimm's #1 in most liquor stores in the U.S., so I'm not sure why it needs to be brought over. There may be other Pimm's formulas that are harder to find here. The classic Pimm's Cup drinks (eg mix with 7-Up, lemon, and a cucumber stick, or just with lemonade) are peerless hot-weather coolers.

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    1. re: PayOrPlay

      Right you are, just noticed BevMo carries it. Thanks for making look at the obvious!

    2. Get them to send over some of the other two bottlings available, Pimm's No. 6 (made with a vodka base) and No. 3 (brandy base, also known as Pimm's Winter Cup). As far as I know neither is available in the States, as they are made in much smaller quantities than No. 1.

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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        if you get pimms 3 (winter pimms) I recomend you warm up some apple juice and add some of the pimms and fruit like apple or lemon. we served this at a bar i worked at in london and it was a huge hit.

      2. I recently posted a recipe for and picture of a great, simple Pimm's Cup: . It's definitely a drink worth seeking out Pimm's No. 1 for. At least where I live, near Athens, Georgia, it's not hard to find.

        1. It's available at BevMo, and although not entirely authentic, we've found that the Trader Joe's Italian Lemon Soda is a good mixer -- it adds some nice tartness.