Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 (gin based & Pimm's Cup-like)

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There are approximately 217 calories in one serving of Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 (gin based & Pimm's Cup-like).

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Serve in a

Collins glass


Lemon, orange & strawberry slices, mint sprig & borage in drink

How to make:

POUR all ingredients into glass. Half fill glass with ice. Add a citrus slice and a couple of mint leaves from garnish before filling to brim with ice. Finish with rest of garnish.

5/6 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
5/6 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
5/6 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1 2/3 fl oz Thomas Henry Ginger Ale
1 2/3 fl oz Cola

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This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness of flavour reminiscent of distant decades when Pimm's No.1 carried a full 9% more alc./vol. than it does today. Predictably, my version is a good deal boozier. If you find too boozy for a summer's afternoon then knock each of the first 3 ingredients back a tad to (22.5ml / .75oz) and add a splash more of the last 2 ingredients.


Created in 2011 by yours truly (Simon Difford) in an attempt to improve on a Pimm's Cup.

See our Fruit Cups and Pimm's page for more information.

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