Pimm’s Cup


Total Time:



When a sporting event gives you an excuse to make cocktails (specifically a Pimm’s Cup), you’ve just got to take it, right? Yup. That’s my motto and I’m sticking to it. This week marks the start of Wimbledon… my favorite tennis tournament of the year!

And while I won’t be courtside this summer, that doesn’t mean I’m not celebrating this posh tournament at home with a Pimm’s Cup, a bowl of strawberries n’ cream and perhaps a few glasses of Champagne. I mean, that’s how they roll at Wimbledon… and we’ve got to keep up appearances at home!

Pimm's Cup

A Pimm’s Cup is one of those quintessential summer cocktails! It’s up at the top of my summer drink list along with margaritas, chilled glasses of rosé, an aperol spritz or a Caipirinha! I jazzed up a traditional Pimm’s and added Ginger Beer and thyme along with the usual group of suspects because that’s how we do. I also still can’t get over my Strawberry and Thyme Lillet cocktails so I’m in full support of thyme in my cocktails from here on out.

Whip up a batch of these, put on your Wimbledon Whites, and let’s all spend the next 2 weeks pretending we’re in Village of Wimbledon! Cherrio!

Pimm’s Cup

Print Only (Hide on screen only)


Gaby Dalkin
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:


  • 2-3 thin slices lemon
  • 2-3 cucumber ribbons
  • 1 strawberry thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
  • 3 ounces Ginger Beer
  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • Fresh thyme


  • In a tall glass combine the sliced lemons, cucumber and strawberries.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with about 1 cup of ice. Add the lemon juice and Pimm's No. 1 over the ice and secure the lid of the shaker. Shake for 20 seconds until chilled.
  • Add a few fresh ice cubes to the glass and then strain the mixture over the ice. Fill the remaining part of the glass with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with the fresh mint and thyme and serve immediately.
Pimm’s Cup: Chef Vision

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Julie @ Table for Two

    Seriously gorgeous drink! I need a giant glass!

  2. Lucy

    Love anything with ginger beer! This looks so pretty and fresh, can’t wait to try it.

  3. Ann

    I’m not familiar with Pimm’s, but it looks seriously refreshing.

  4. Helen Kennedy

    Sounds yummy. I’ve only ever made Pimm’s with lemonade. I’ve heard it looks very pretty if you freeze borage flowers in the ice cubes (little blue flowers) and the leaves are supposed to be good too.

  5. Sandy

    Where are Domestic Partners?????? This looks like something the 2 of you cooked up.

  6. Monika

    This would be amazing while sitting on the lawn at Wimbledon! A girl can dream……

  7. marla

    Totally love Pimm’s cup….have a bottle on hand always. LOVE what you did here 🙂

  8. Heather Christo

    Love it! Very fitting as I am in London, maybe I will have to order on ore these up!

  9. Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    I’m not familiar with Pimm’s, but it looks a perfect drink for summer!

  10. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    What a nice cool and refreshing summer drink!

  11. Sam

    I’ve been on a bit of a pimms vibe recently too. Such a great drink (even if it’s winter here)

  12. Friday Five – Wimbledon Inspired Wedding Ideas! – You Mean The World To Me : You Mean The World To Me

    […] Image: Pimm’s Cocktail via What’s Gabby Cooking […]

  13. » Highlights: For Your Summer Cocktail Party

    […] Pimm’s Cup (What’s Gaby Cooking) […]