Pimms & Prejudice – A Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail Recipe

Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – Mr. Darcy , Pride & Prejudice 

Pimms & Prejudice – A Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail Recipe:

The Bon Appeteach “Book Club” for summer is OFFICIALLY BACK! I know my tried and true book clubbers are so excited for season 4’s book themed cocktails. If you’re new to my little space on the internet, I welcome you! If you came here actually looking to read books, well you’re pretty much out of luck.

Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

You see, at this “book club” we never actually read the books… we just make cocktails each week named after them! Book club was inspired from my teacher happy hour days and using it as a code word in front of students when making plans with other teachers. Because trust me, any high school student is definitely not curious about if you’re reading a book on a Friday night after work. So join in on the cocktail making fun each Friday at 5 pm central over on Instagram stories and of course you can always get the full recipe here on my website. Be sure to check out all of my great cocktails from “book clubs” past too. 

So, season 4 has been dubbed, the “summer of love” theme. Each cocktail will be based off of a popular romance novel. And trust me, I have some seriously awesome cocktails planned that will keep you cool as a cucumber during the hot summer months. This weeks book, starts with the classic novel, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. I don’t know about you but I am definitely a Darcy fan… And nothing is more “English” than the classic Pimms cup cocktail. So take a look at how I was inspired by both this novel and classic libation to keep the carbs low and your mood high!

A Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail Recipe:

  • 3 oz. Pimms No. 1
  • Zevia Ginger Beer or Diet Ginger Ale
  • 2 Cucumber Spears
  • 2 Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Mint Spring
  • Ice, crushed 

Not Shaken, Just stirred-

This is the perfect warm summer night cocktail for several reasons. The first, is it is literally just Pimms No. 1 mixed with your favorite ginger beer (I used Zevia brand for a low carb option but you can do what works best for you). I build this cocktail in the class I drink it in, so less materials to wash is also always a plus too in my book (no pun intended ha). Start this drink off with a nice heap of crushed ice pieces and add in the pimms.

Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

Next, I opted to go with the Zevia brand of ginger beer. Many recipes just call for ginger ale, but I thought this low carb ginger beer would make a good sub. You could easily still use ginger ale (diet or not) too. Simply, pour your ginger beer into the cup, give it a quick stir!

Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

What I love about this drink is that it feels very refreshing, and isn’t sweet. The cucumber spears, sliced strawberries, and mint sprig add a lot of flavor and aromatics to this cocktail. Garnish with these items add a straw and serve! Feel free to multiply the recipe by four, to make a larger batch pitcher to serve at your next summer BBQ. 

Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

Find the full recipe for this low carb inspired pimms cup below and be sure to check out all the crazy cocktail making shenanigans over on Instagram tonight too! Cheers!

Bon Appeteach,

-L

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A Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

 A Low Carb Pimms Cup Cocktail

A low carb take on a classic Pimms Cup cocktail - A light, bright, refreshing drink for summer and beyond.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Pimms No. 1
  • Zevia Ginger Beer or Diet Ginger Ale
  • 2 Cucumber Spears
  • 2 Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Mint Spring
  • Ice, crushed

Instructions

  1. Add crushed ice to a tall glass (like a Collins glass). Add in the pimms then top off with ginger beer. Stir the drink to combine the two.
  2. Garnish with the cucumber spears, sliced strawberries, and mint spring and serve.

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