As spring gives way to summer, refreshing cocktail recipes are in high demand. Behold, the New Orleans Pimm’s Cup, a magical summer cocktail. The famous Napoleon House slightly modified the original English classic and we’ve added a few fun twists of our own. It’s mild enough to have a few, but strong enough that you feel the buzz. But beware, the New Orleans Pimm’s Cup (like many other NOLA delights) can wreak havoc on fitting into your summer dress. Don’t despair, our skinny version is to the rescue!


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Cocktail Recipe: New Orleans Pimm’s Cup

At the famous Napolean House

At the famous Napoleon House

Ingredient List

  • 1 Shot of Pimm’s No. 1 Liquor
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade with sugar substitute:

    To make the lemonade from scratch you need

    • ½ cup coconut nectar, coconut sugar, honey or xylitol sugar substitute (least calories)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 6-7 large lemons)
    • 4 cups cold water


    1. Add sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
    2. Once boiled, remove from heat and add to a glass pitcher.
    3. Add lemon juice and remaining water.
    4. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to chill.
  • Diet ginger ale
  • Cucumber slices
  • Fresh lemon slices
  • Peychaud’s bitters (optional)


  1. Gently muddle a cucumber and lemon slice in the bottom of a tall Collins glass with a bar spoon.
  2. Add ice to the glass and 1 shot of the Pimm’s No. 1.
  3. Add a dash of the Peychaud’s bitters.
  4. Add 1 shot of the lemonade.
  5. Top with the diet ginger ale.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist and cucumber slice and serve.



Cheers to skinny summer cocktails,


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