New Orleans Pimm’s Cup Crawl

The Pimm’s Cup is one of our favorite cocktails. Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based spirit with the flavors of fruits and spices. It’s very well-balanced and quite refreshing, especially when you add mixers such as fresh lemonade, herbs and ginger ale.

Our first stop was at the W French Quarter’s SoBou Bar. SoBou provides an excellent cocktail program to it’s patrons led by celebrated Bar Chef Lu Brow of The Swizzle Stick Bar and in-house Bar Chef Abigail Gullo.  (W Hotels)

This Pimm’s was light and refreshing, we really enjoyed it and what made it even better was the fantastic atmosphere.

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Next we visited the International House’s Loa bar, which is famous for it’s well-mixed and creative concoctions. This bar had such a cool vibe. We loved the reggae music and 100’s of flickering candles. Our bartender was really fantastic. She made our Pimm’s with lots of fresh fruit. Since it was cold season, she wanted us to get an extra infusion of antioxidants, how nice! These ended up being our favorites of our Pimm’s cup crawl.

Last on our Pimm’s Cup Crawl was the Napoleon House Bar & Cafe. A must visit every time that we are in New Orleans. The Pimm’s Cup is their signature cocktail. We tried the Original Pimm’s Cup and the Twist on a Pimm’s where they added sweet mint syrup. They also have fantastic food and a great courtyard, so plan to stay a while. If you’re in a hurry, you can take your Pimm’s to go, in a keepsake cup too (as pictured below). Cheers!

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Fortuitous Foodies Pimm’s Cup Cocktail
Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 4 strawberry slices
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 3 cups Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, available at liquor stores
Directions
  1. Fill 4 (8 to 10-ounce) highball glasses with ice cubes. Divide the lemon, cucumber, mint and strawberry slices among the glasses.
  2. In a large pitcher, pour in the ginger ale, lemonade and Pimm’s. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into glasses and enjoy!

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