October 19, 2020

Pimm’s Winter Punch

Pimm's Winter Punch

Pimm’s Cup is a British drink. Pimm’s itself is a brand of gin-based fruit cup, but may also be considered a liqueur. The classic Pimm’s cup is served in the summer with fruit garnish like cucumber, orange and lime, but I like this Pimm’s winter punch version that features apples, orange and warm pear spices. This is a fun drink to serve at a party.

If you’ve never had Pimm’s before, I highly recommend you give this drink a try, and if you have had, I can guarantee this will be a fun winter twist on the light and tasty drink.

Pimm's Winter Punch

Pimm's Winter Punch

This twist on Pimm's Cup, a classic British summer drink is a perfect option for a fall or winter party. Like the apple cider cocktail, it includes fresh apple. Throw in the sweetness of fresh pear, and you have a tasty drink that can be served in a punch bowl for a crowd.


  • 3 c Pimm's No. 1
  • 1/4 c brandy
  • 2 limes–1 juiced (about 2 tbsp.), 1 thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, such as Fuji, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 Red Anjou pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 cans or bottles (12 oz. each) ginger beer, chilled
  • 1 bottle (33.8 oz.) seltzer, chilled


  1. In a large punch bowl or pitcher, stir the Pimm's, brandy, and lime juice. Add the sliced lime, apple, and pear. Refrigerate the punch base until cold, at least 2 hours.
  2. Add the cold ginger beer and seltzer.

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