• Limit intake of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters and sports drinks.

James Pimm, the owner of a London oyster bar in London, invented Pimm’s in 1823. The original drink was a gin-based drink featuring quinine and a secret mixture of herbs and was served in a small tankard known as a No.1 cup.




Skill level

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  • 1 long cucumber slices, plus another to garnish
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 strawberry
  • mint leaves
  • 50 ml Pimm's
  • 15 ml gin
  • lemonade
  • dry ginger ale

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


Place the cucumber, orange, lemon, strawberry, mint, Pimm's and gin in a glass.  

Fill the glass with ice and top with half lemonade and half dry ginger ale. Stir to combine.

Add straws and final piece of cucumber to serve.