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Summery Pimm’s Cup

Summery Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s Cup is the perfect summer drink. It’s refreshing 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.


Have extra citrus and berries in the fridge? You can spend one or two hours baking a summer cake, or five minutes pouring yourself a fresh drink. Which one will it be? Well, follow this Pimm’s Cup recipe

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

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Course Cocktails
Servings 4 servings


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


  • 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.


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