The Pimm's Cup
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Serves: 2
The quintessential English summer cocktail, the Pimm's Cup.
  • 1 3-inch piece English cucumber, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup Pimm's No. 1
  • 3 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • ice cubes
  • 2 sprigs each fresh thyme, mint and rosemary
  • 2 Meyer lemon slices
  • chilled ginger beer
  • cucumber spears, thyme, mint and rosemary sprigs (garnishes)
  1. Place cucumber pieces in a cocktail shaker and mash with the end of a wooden spoon.
  2. Add Pimm's and lemon juice.
  3. Fill 2 tall glasses with ice and set aside.
  4. Add ice to Pimm's mixture, cover and shake for 20 seconds. Strain and pour into 2 glasses.
  5. Add some ice cubes, then a lemon slice and finish with more ice.
  6. Top off each glass with ginger beer.
  7. Garnish and serve.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at