Cajun "Lemonade" for ZWT-9

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by twissis

Found in the Cajun & Creole section of the Food & Wine website in a featured recipe article titled “New Orleans Cocktails” & credit was given to Duggan McDonnell as the contributor. Described as “A salute to the flavors of New Orleans, this cocktail spices up Napoleon House’s Pimm’s Cup (Pimm’s No 1, lemonade & 7-Up) w/a splash of Tabasco & a generous dose of rum or vodka.” The recipe yields 8 4.5 ounce cocktails & is easily halved. Time does not include chill time. Bottoms Up!

Top Review by mersaydees

Refreshing, addictive, and delicious! Even picky DH loves this recipe. The Pimm's is on the table waiting the next batch. The only substitution was Sprite for 7-Up because that's what DH drinks. This is a summertime staple! Thanks, twissis -- fellow Gourmet Goddess! Made for ZWT9.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces white rum or 12 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces Pimms (Pimm's No. 1 available at liquor stores)
  • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
  • 12 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 8 ounces 7-up, chilled


  1. In a lrg reusable container (1 w/a tight-fitting lid works best), combine the 1st 5 ingredients. Refrigerate until chilled (at least 1 hr). Cover tightly, shake & pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Strain into 8 ice-filled on-the-rocks glasses & gently stir 1 ounce of 7-Up into ea glass. Use thinly-sliced lemon wheels as an optional garnish.

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