Pimm’s Cup

Pimm's Cup Recipe
Kimberley Hasselbrink
  • Yield: 4 servings

Pimm’s Cup is the perfect summer drink. It’s refreshing as all get out and filled with lots of bright, summery odds and ends that add textural depth and a lovely fragrance—especially if you go for mint varieties like apple mint.


1cup Pimm's No. 1
1cup strong ginger beer
1/2cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2cups ice
16small strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
1/4cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1small cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced into rounds


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the Pimm’s No. 1, ginger beer, and lemon juice and stir. Add about half of the ice, followed by the strawberries, mint, cucumber, lemon rounds, and remaining ice. Stir gently, then serve immediately. You can make this ahead of time and chill, keeping the ice and fresh ingredients separate until you are ready to serve.

Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Food by Kimberley Hasselbrink (Ten Speed Press, © 2014).