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New Orleans Cocktails and Classic Drinks

Pimm's Cup
A Traditional New Orleans Cocktail

Pimm's Cup
Pimm's Cup

We don’t mean to brag, but New Orleans has a way of taking things that you could find anywhere, and reengineering them so that they become so uniquely New Orleans, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything else that measures up. The Pimm’s Cup is one such example. While the drink was born in a London bar at the hands of a bartender named James Pimm, the Napoleon House has taken his creation, put a slight twist on it, and placed it down in one of the city’s most charming watering holes.

The cocktail is perfect for New Orleans Summer evenings – cool, light, and refreshing, the drink takes Pimm’s original recipe and adds lemonade, Sprite and a cucumber garnish. While it is the Napoleon House’s signature concoction, you can find it in most local bars. If you really love it, pick up the liqueur when you return home and mix up your own batch.

Pimm’s Cup Recipe

  • Fill a tall, 12 oz glass with ice and add 1 ¼ oz. of Pimm’s #1
  • Add 3 oz. of Lemonade
  • Top off with Sprite or 7-Up
  • Garnish with  cucumber
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