Cucumber Pimms Cup

Pimms Cup - The most refreshing cocktail I've ever tried!

I feel a tad guilty because I have been enjoying Pimms Cups for months now and I haven’t shared with you. For shame!

Pimms Cup - The most refreshing cocktail I've ever tried!

Our obsession started when my fiancé and I went down to New Orleans for a friend’s wedding. The grooms organized this Amazing Race through the city (genius and fun!) and one of the stops was to get a Pimms Cup at Napoleon’s House. I only had one magical sip of my friend’s Pimms Cup but it was enough to begin a month long quest to re-create the refreshing flavor at home!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying a Pimms Cup on a hot day, or any day for that matter, you haven’t lived. There is no way to describe the flavor. It has all the refreshing qualities of lemonade and cucumber infused water with an adult twist.

Pimms Cup - The most refreshing cocktail I've ever tried!

It took several iterations to come up with a formula that got my fiancé’s coveted seal of approval, but here is the final version. It’s our new go-to Summer favorite!

You know what the best part is? Each Pimms Cup is only 80 calories! Yup. Wedding Fairy approved!

Pimms Cup - The most refreshing cocktail I've ever tried!

Just try it. Trust me on this one.

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Cucumber Pimm’s Cup

  • Author: Lindsey @ AHC
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


This Pimm’s Cup is light and refreshing. The perfect cocktail for a hot summer’s day!


  • 1oz Pimm’s No 1
  • 1 inch cucumber, sliced thin [my fiancé prefers the cucumber peeled & not the English variety]
  • Juice from ½ extra large lemon or 1 small lemon
  • 3.75 oz ginger ale [half of one of those tiny cans]
  • Ice


  1. In a 14 oz glass combine all ingredients. Stir to mix. Enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Cocktails
Pimms Cup - The most refreshing cocktail I've ever tried!

I really want to try some fresh mint in my next one. What’s your favorite summer drink?

Pimms Cup - The most refreshing cocktail I've ever tried!

If you want to learn how to make those adorable lemon twist garnishes, visit here. This bartender has an excellent tutorial. Instead of an ice pick I used the little knife on a bottle opener. Super easy.

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  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    July 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    My favorite summer drink is strawberry lemonade…or any frozen drink like a pina colada!! This looks so good and refreshing! I bet the mint would be great in it

    • Lindsey
      July 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Mmmm…Strawberry lemonade is divine!Pimm’s Cups are super refreshing without being overwhelming.

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    July 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    An Amazing Race in New Orleans sounds like such fun! I went to college in New Orleans and miss it dearly. Will have to try your cocktail. Sounds delicious!

    • Lindsey
      July 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      It was a ton of fun! Let me know what you think when you try it! The next time you visit New Orleans you have to compare it to the one at Napoleon’s House!

  • Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin
    July 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve never been to New Orleans, but I’m dying to see it. This drink sounds light, refreshing and perfect for warm weather! 🙂

    • Lindsey
      July 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      That was the first time I’d ever been there and we loved it. Next time I want to visit the plantations and historic homes! A Pimm’s Cup in the South is an absolute necessity!

      • Miss Kim @ behgopa
        July 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

        Ohh…I can just imagine how refreshing this would taste. I LOVE cucumbers. I like it peeled too lol. I, personally never really like the skin on. This drink sounds amazing. I can sure use one right now.

        I don’t have one fav summer drink, but I’m always down for almost anything with strawberries, peach, or pineapples. I love fruity cocktails!

        • Lindsey
          July 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

          I love fruity cocktails too! Peach or Mango martini? Sign me up!

          It was slightly better peeled but it always seems like such a shame to get rid of the dark green part.

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