How to fake a Pimms

If you like your Pimms, it’s good news! This “fake”, or alcohol-free version provides a summer taste sensation that is undistinguishable from the real thing. And it is also really simple to make, using easy-to-find ingredients.

The recipe comes from SlimmingWorld, and also has a much lower calorie content than Pimms, and of course contains no alcohol. So you can indulge in Pimms O’Clock guilt-free this summer!


1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 litre diet lemonade


Mint sprigs




Ice cubes

Preparation method

Combine all ingredients, and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Best served chilled. Enjoy while languishing on a sunlounger after a hard day keeping cool!

If you’re not a fan of the balsamic vinegar, the BBC Good Food Guide recommends substituting it for your favourite cordial (raspberry and elderflower are our favourites), then sprucing it up with lemonade and delicious fruit for a refreshing summer mocktail.

Thanks to Club Soda member Charlotte for spotting this great alcohol-free Pimms recipe, and also to member Heidi who tested it for us all, and says that she would never have known it wasn’t the real deal!

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