pimm's cups

April 18, 2012
Pimm's was our go-to drink while punting in Oxford but I hadn't heard of Pimm's cups until Jenna made them in our apartment last year. I saw Pimm's on the shelf at Happy Hour last week and after ordering a Pimm's cup, got lots of questions about what I was drinking. I (shamefully) was terrible at explaining what Pimm's was, but here's Jenna's world-famous recipe to clear up the rest of the mystery.

pimm's cups at churchill

Jenna's Pimm's Cups
(makes 2)

6 oz Pimm's
3 in. piece of cucumber, sliced
3 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
Ginger beer (J highly recommends the Maine Root Ginger Brew)

Muddle cucumber in shaker. Add Pimm's, lemon juice, and sugar and shake. Strain into glasses over ice and top with ginger beer to taste.

They're light, refreshing, and remind me of summer.


  1. Why have I never thought of Pimms with Ginger Beer? My Mum loves Pimms, we have it every summer so it reminds me of summer too! She loves ginger beer too, I'm telling her about this :)

  2. I sooo love Pimm's! It's so refreshing and to me - much more exciting than Sangria. Lovely photos as per your ususal...

  3. i love pimms cup! i drank them when i visiting colonial williamsburg because, well, they felt colonial to me.