We all know that one glass of pimms is never enough. But have you ever wondered how many units are actually in a glass of pimms? Well, wonder no more, because we have the answer!
The history of Pimms and how it got its name
Pimms is a fruit-based liqueur that originated in England in the early 19th century. The name “Pimms” is derived from the brand’s creator, James Pimm. Pimm’s originally sold only one flavor of its liqueur, which was based on gin and flavored with herbs. Over the years, Pimms has expanded its range to include a number of other fruit-based liqueurs, including Pimms No. 3 (which is based on whisky) and Pimms No. 6 (which is based on brandy).
Pimms is typically served as a summer drink, often with lemonade or ginger ale. It can also be used as an ingredient in a number of cocktails, such as the Pimm’s Cup and the Pimm’s Royale.
The different types of Pimms available
Pimms is a refreshing alcoholic drink that is perfect for summer. It is made with Pimms No.1, a gin-based liqueur, and fruit juices. There are different types of Pimms available, depending on your preference.
Pimms No.1: This is the original Pimms and it is made with gin, fruit juices and spices.
Pimms No.3: This Pimms is made with brandy instead of gin.
Pimms No.6: This Pimms is made with whisky instead of gin.
Pimms Winter: This Pimms is made with cinnamon and cloves, and it is perfect for winter celebrations.
The perfect serve – what glass to use and how to garnish
Pimms is usually served in a tall glass, over ice, with fruit and/or mint. The most important thing is to use fresh fruit – it really makes a difference!
Here’s a guide to the perfect serve:
- Use a tall glass, such as a highball or Collins glass.
- Fill the glass with fresh ice cubes.
- Pour in 50ml of Pimms No.1.
- Garnish with fresh fruit and/or mint leaves.
- Top up with lemonade, soda water or ginger ale.
Pimms cocktails – our top 5 favourite recipes
Pimms is a classic British summer drink, and nothing says summer like a refreshing Pimms cocktail. Whether you’re hosting a garden party or BBQ, or just looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy in the sunshine, we’ve got 5 delicious Pimms cocktails for you to try.
- Pimms Cup
The classic Pimms Cup is perfect for sipping in the sunshine. Simply mix equal parts Pimms and lemonade, add some fresh fruit and enjoy!
- Strawberry & Basil Pimms Spritzer
This refreshing twist on the classic Pimms Cup is perfect for summer entertaining. Simply combine equal parts Pimms, lemonade and sparkling water, then add sliced strawberries and fresh basil leaves.
- Peach & Mint Pimms Slushie
This grown-up slushie is perfect for those hot summer days. Simply combine equal parts Pimms, lemonade and white wine, then add frozen peach slices and fresh mint leaves. Serve in glasses with a straw and enjoy!
- Rhubarb & Ginger Pimms Fizz
This delicious cocktail is perfect for those who like their drinks on the sweeter side. Simply combine equal parts Pimms, ginger ale and rhubarb cordial, then add fresh raspberries and serve over ice.
- Spiced Pear & Cinnamon Pimms Punch
This warming twist on the classic Pimms Cup is perfect for winter entertaining. Simply combine equal parts Pimms, pear juice and cider, then add cinnamon sticks and dried pears. Serve in glasses with a straw and enjoy!
Pimms mocktails – perfect for summer parties
Pimms is a British alcoholic drink that is typically made with gin, fruit, and a lemon-lime soda. It is very popular in the summer months and makes for a refreshing mocktail.
There are typically four units of alcohol in a regular glass of Pimms, but this can vary depending on the recipe. For example, if you add more fruit or use a different type of soda, the alcohol content will be lower. If you’re looking to make a mocktail that is safe for all to enjoy, we suggest sticking to the four-unit version.
How to make a pitcher of Pimms
To make a pitcher of Pimm’s, you will need:
-1 bottle of Pimm’s
-1liter of lemonade
-500ml of cucumber juice
-500ml of orange juice
-250ml of ginger ale or lemon soda
-2 oranges, sliced
-1 cucumber, sliced
- Pour the Pimm’s, lemonade, cucumber juice, and orange juice into a pitcher.
- Stir well to combine.
- Add the ginger ale or lemon soda, and stir again.
- Add the orange and cucumber slices, and serve over ice.
Our top tips for hosting the perfect Pimms party
- seasonal fruit and vegetables for decoration
-use a large jug or punch bowl to serve the Pimms
- fill the bowl with ice cubes and fruit before adding the Pimms
- add sparkling lemonade or soda water to taste
- allow guests to help themselves
FAQs – everything you need to know about Pimms
Pimms is a fruit based alcoholic drink, usually served with lemonade, mint and fruit. It originated in England in the early 1800s, and has since become a popular summer drink both in England and abroad.
How many units are in a glass of Pimms?
There are 2.3 units of alcohol in a standard measure of Pimms, and 1.5 units in a small measure. This means that a pint of Pimms (2 measures) contains 4.6 units of alcohol.