Pimm’s Punch

Pimm’s No 1 is essentially a gin based liqueur created in the 19th century to aid digestion. Much like the Benedictine Monks created Dom Benedictine or Colonel Sanders of KFC fame, James Pimm created a secret mix of gin quinine and spices as a tonic to maintain general health.

Pimm’s cup tastes fruity, sweet and lightly spicy. Bubbles from the ginger beer and soda make this a refreshing summer drink. Traditionally mixed up as a fruit punch and served from a jug it is highly recommended to use lemon and cucumber to add extra flavour the drink. Make sure to load your glass up with ice.

Pimm’s has a slightly bitter tang so we have added our Chocola simple syrup which balances this out perfectly and boosts the spice levels up a notch.

How to make a traditional British Pimm’s Cup with Botanikos Chocola simple syrup.


  • 250 ml Pimm’s No 1
  • 200 ml soda water
  • 330 ml can of James Squires Ginger Beer (alcoholic)
  • 6o ml Chocola simple syrup
  • 1/4 Lebanese Cucumber cut into rounds (skin on)
  • 1 x medium Lemon sliced into rounds
  • ice


  1. Add all liquid ingredients to a large glass jug and stir gently.
  2. Place 4-6 rounds of cucumber and equivalent lemon slices into the jug
  3. Add a cup of ice and stir gently
  4. Serve up immediately in tumblers filled with ice
  5. Garnish with a slice of lemon and cucumber


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