The Famous Napoleon House Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

I was planning on writing all about my AWESOME trip to New Orleans and, like, bragging about it to y’all. But then I got food poisoning while I was there and TRUST me: food poisoning ain’t nothin’ to brag about. Unless you’re a freak who’s into puke parties, but then that’s your deal, dude.

Anyway, one thing I’d been really looking forward to was getting a Pimm’s Cup Cocktail at the famous Napoleon House. Woe is me, I didn’t quite make it there, for reasons that should be obvious. But I did do some other fun stuff before I got sick and that’s all in the video.

Fortunately, they have the drink recipe on their website, although it leaves out a couple probably-important steps like stirring the drink and it also directs you to fill a glass completely with ice, but that hardly leaves any room for the 7-Up so I go for 3/4 full of ice. Like I said, I never had one while I was there so if you have, please try this recipe and let me know if it really is the same!

Pimm’s Cup Cocktail Video

Recipe: Napoleon House Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

Summary: STR8 off their website


  • 1 1/4 ounces Pimm’s #1
  • 3 ounces lemonade (see recipe below)
  • 7-Up
  • Thin slice cucumber


  1. Fill a 12 ounce glass 3/4 full with ice.
  2. Add Pimm’s and lemonade and stir.
  3. Top off with 7-Up.
  4. Garnish with cucumber slice

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Recipe: Hilah’s Lemonade

Summary: I used this since they keep their lemonade recipe close to the vest over at the Napoleon House


  • Juice of one lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup cold water


  1. Dissolve sugar in juice.
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. This makes enough for 3 Pimm’s Cup Cocktails, or one lovely glass of lemonade.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1


Photo By: Fuzzy Gerdes


  1. Diane on February 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    It totally wasn’t the same without you there! But glad you’re feeling better. And you are an evil genius for getting their recipe!!

    • Hilah on February 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Bwahaha! (Chris actually found it!)

  2. Karen on June 3, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Two members of my family got food poisoning in New Orleans this spring at the Turkey and Wolf. They both had same thing to eat. But we managed a Pimms over near St. Louis Cathedral, river side. I’ve had them loads in England but fun to find in US.

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