Christmas Pimm’s Recipe

Discover a brilliant festive Christmas Pimm’s recipe that will take your Christmas parties to a whole new level. This unique twist on the classic summer Pimm’s cocktail will leave your guests in awe and make you the star of the party. Get ready to enjoy a delicious Christmas cocktail.

close up of Christmas Pimm's

Who said pimms was a summer drink? In my house, we drink winter pimms even when there is snow falling and the deck chairs are long put away. Making Christmas pimms always makes guests happy.


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Top Tips
Substitutions and Variations
Making Ahead Options
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Why you’ll love this Christmas Pimm’s recipe

This Christmas Pimms is a staple in my house at this time of year, the fruity flavours and the fizz from the ginger ale is wonderful.

Making winter pimms is a great way to use up your leftover pimms from the summer. I love recipes the ensure I have no wastage.

The best thing about Christmas Pimms is that you can easily mix it up in a pitcher and serve it for your guests.

Top Questions

What fruit goes in Pimm’s?
What type of alcohol is Pimms?
Can you make Pimm’s at Christmas?
What is Christmas Pimms made of?

top view of ice and cranberries in Christmas Pimm's

Christmas Pimm’s Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.


Usually reserved for summer days with tall glasses of lemonade, Pimms is a wonderfully fruity flavour that is perfect in this winter pimms cocktail.

Orange Juice

Simple and sweet, orange juice adds life your your Christmas Pimms. You can adjust how much orange juice you want in your Pimms drink.

Ginger Ale

The final ingredient to this Christmas pimms is ginger ale, which, despite its name, is non-alcoholic.

How to make Christmas Pimm’s – step by step

making the tall Christmas Pimm's in a glass

Start making the Christmas pimms by pouring out your measure of Pimms over some ice.

Then top your drink with ginger ale and orange juice in equal parts.

Finally, you need to stir your drink and decorate your glass with dried orange slices or cranberries.

Top Tips

Please drink responsibly and check out Drink Aware for more information.

Decorating your Christmas pimms is as much fun as drinking it… almost. You can use slices of orange or fresh cranberries. You could even pop a sprig or rosemary in the glass for some fun greenery.

Use up leftover summer pimms to make this winter pimms drink, it reduces your waist and saves you some money!

Serve your Christmas pimms in a pitcher for Christmas parties. It scales up well like it’s summer counterpart.

Christmas Pimm's

Substitutions and variations

Different toppings and decorations

There are lots of toppings for a winter pimms. You can use fresh or frozen cranberries, slices of fresh oranges or even oven dried orange slices too.

Add a splash of cranberry juice to add acidity

If you want to take your Christmas pimms drink to the next level, try adding in a dash of cranberry juice. The sharpness and acidity of the cranberry is wonderful against the sweet flavours of this pimms drink.

Christmas Pimm’s – Making ahead of time options

Cocktails are best fresh usually but making winter pimms in a pitcher is a great way to save yourself time and effort when serving this drink to lots of guests.

Christmas Pimm's in a tall glass


What fruit goes in Pimm’s?

You can put any summer fruits in pimms. Slices of orange, cranberries or other summer berries. I love adding strawberries in pimms too.

What type of alcohol is Pimms?

Pimms is a gin-based liqueur. Usually mixed with fruits and served with lemonade. It’s a favourite for the long afternoons of the British summer time.

Can you make Pimm’s at Christmas?

Yes, making pimms at Christmas is a great way to use up your leftover summer pimms. You can serve it a the work Christmas party or on new years eve.

What is Christmas Pimms made of?

Christmas pimms is made of pimms, ginger ale and orange juice. All these ingredients mix together well with some fruits in the glass and it makes Christmas Pimms.

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Christmas Pimm’s Recipe

Christmas Pimm’s Recipe

Sisley White
Discover a brilliant festive Christmas Pimm's recipe that will take your Christmas parties to a whole new level. This unique twist on the classic summer Pimm's cocktail will leave your guests in awe and make you the star of the party. Get ready to enjoy a delicious Christmas cocktail.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 1 drink
Calories 257 kcal


  • ice cubes
  • 50 ml Pimm’s
  • 50 ml orange juice
  • 150 ml ginger ale


  • Fresh or Frozen Cranberries (Decoration only)
  • Orange slice
  • rosemary sprig


  • Add the ice to a tall glass.
    ice cubes
  • Pour over the Pimm's.
    50 ml Pimm’s, 50 ml orange juice
  • Add the orange juice and top up the drink with ginger ale.
    150 ml ginger ale
  • Decorate and it's ready to serve.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 87mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.5mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword christmas cocktails, Christmas Pimm’s Cocktail, Christmas Pimm’s Recipe, Pimm’s
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3 thoughts on “Christmas Pimm’s Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Well, that’s my Christmas cocktail sorted! Of course, I couldn’t wait, I had to ‘test’ out the recipe and I’m delighted to tell you that it’s just as good as it sounds.


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