sparkling pimms cup

Sparkling Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

I’ve been craving refreshing drinks the past couple weeks: Fruit filled cocktails with a lot of bright notes. So despite using only in season ingredients, I cheated and impulsively bought a pack of organic strawberries at the grocery store. To put them to good use, I muddled them to release the juices and also used the strawberries as a garnish in this pretty Sparkling Pimm’s Cup cocktail recipe. Paired with cucumber, tart blood orange juice, champs and Pimms, they make a citrusy, fizzy cocktail with a bit of spice that really hits the spot!

If you have never had a Pimm’s Cup before, they are one mighty refreshing tipple. Pimms No 1 liqueur is greatly loved (and consumed) in England. It has spicy and citrus notes that make it perfect for pairing with a variety of fruits, lemonade, or ginger beer. I, Ashley, also found that is goes great with sparkling wine, score!

Is there nothing that a bit of bubbly can’t cure? As the saying goes: In victory you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it. So pour yourself one of these Sparkling Pimms Cups, whether you need it or deserve it!

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Sparkling Pimm’s Cup Cocktail Recipe

  • Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Your favorite sparkling wine
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pimm's No. 1
  • 1/2 ounce Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Blood Orange Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber, sliced and muddled
  • 3 Strawberries, sliced and muddled
  • 8 Mint leaves, muddled
  • blood orange slice, mint, and strawberry for garnishing

Instructions

  • Place cucumber and strawberry in a shaker and muddle well. Add mint and gently muddle. Pour in the Pimm's, gin, simple syrup and blood orange juice. Shake with ice.
  • Double strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with blood orange slice, mint, and strawberry.

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These drinks are perfect to help hold you ever until spring arrives with its bountiful produce for cocktail ingredients. Who else will be making a round of these this weekend?!

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Ashley Rose Conway

Ashley Rose Conway is head cocktail shaker, recipe developer, stylist & photographer over at Craft + Cocktails, a site devoted to the art of making & shaking.
See more of her delicious cocktails on Craft + Cocktails

Read more from Ashley Rose Conway

sparkling pimms cup

Sparkling Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

I’ve been craving refreshing drinks the past couple weeks: Fruit filled cocktails with a lot of bright notes. So despite using only in season ingredients, I cheated and impulsively bought a pack of organic strawberries at the grocery store. To put them to good use, I muddled them to release the juices and also used the strawberries as a garnish in this pretty Sparkling Pimm’s Cup cocktail recipe. Paired with cucumber, tart blood orange juice, champs and Pimms, they make a citrusy, fizzy cocktail with a bit of spice that really hits the spot!

If you have never had a Pimm’s Cup before, they are one mighty refreshing tipple. Pimms No 1 liqueur is greatly loved (and consumed) in England. It has spicy and citrus notes that make it perfect for pairing with a variety of fruits, lemonade, or ginger beer. I, Ashley, also found that is goes great with sparkling wine, score!

Is there nothing that a bit of bubbly can’t cure? As the saying goes: In victory you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it. So pour yourself one of these Sparkling Pimms Cups, whether you need it or deserve it!

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Sparkling Pimm’s Cup Cocktail Recipe

  • Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Your favorite sparkling wine
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pimm's No. 1
  • 1/2 ounce Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Blood Orange Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber, sliced and muddled
  • 3 Strawberries, sliced and muddled
  • 8 Mint leaves, muddled
  • blood orange slice, mint, and strawberry for garnishing

Instructions

  • Place cucumber and strawberry in a shaker and muddle well. Add mint and gently muddle. Pour in the Pimm's, gin, simple syrup and blood orange juice. Shake with ice.
  • Double strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with blood orange slice, mint, and strawberry.

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These drinks are perfect to help hold you ever until spring arrives with its bountiful produce for cocktail ingredients. Who else will be making a round of these this weekend?!

Long Pin Template

Ashley Rose Conway

Ashley Rose Conway is head cocktail shaker, recipe developer, stylist & photographer over at Craft + Cocktails, a site devoted to the art of making & shaking.
See more of her delicious cocktails on Craft + Cocktails

Read more from Ashley Rose Conway

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      THanks Taylor! ANd loved your photography round up feature, that marble board is one of my favorites!

  • annalynne

    02.29.16

    Love your new site design!! It looks so pretty and happy! :)

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks so much Annalynne, so glad to hear you love it!

    • Thanks, Rachel! Can’t go wrong with a strawberry Garnish ;)

  • Girl! Pimms, Gin and Sparkling Wine (specifically prosecco) are my three faves! Definitely making this

  • Sandra

    03.01.16

    I’ve never had a Pimms cup or seen glasses this pretty!

  • Saffron

    03.08.16

    I love those champagne flutes! Would you mind telling me where they’re from? I need a set but this is the first design i’ve really liked!

    • Ashley said:

      They’re from Crate & Barrel!

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