Pimm's Cup with Ginger Beer | Sevengrams

There's been a haze of humidity looming over the city lately. The air has felt stuffy, heavy and downright unpleasant. But come night time, the humidity lifts, and leaves behind a perfectly magical summer evening, begging for a relaxing drink on the back deck. Usually its a simple glass of wine, or a beer, but sometimes, we go the extra mile and put our bar cart goodies to use.

Pimm's Cup is an ideal refreshing outdoor bevvy. Typically made with lemon soda, we swapped out the soda for a delicious local ginger beer that we're mildly obsessed with. Try to track down some authentic ginger beer, it makes all the difference.

Pimm's Cup with Ginger Beer | Sevengrams

Pimm's Cup with Ginger Beer | Sevengrams

Pimm's Cup with Ginger Beer | Sevengrams

Pimm's Cup with Ginger Beer | Sevengrams

PIMM'S CUP WITH GINGER BEER // serves 1, scale up accordingly

This drink is incredibly forgiving in terms of garnish. If you have fresh local strawberries, or a cucumber lying around, feel free to slice those up and toss them in as well. 

1 slice orange
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime
2-3 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. Pimms
3 oz. Ginger Beer (track down the good stuff)

To serve, combine the Pimms and Ginger beer in a glass and stir. Add the mint leaves, fruit and stir again. Gently sit the ice cube in the glass and serve immediately.


  1. I almost always make pimms with lemon soda but I'm so excited to try this take on it. Ginger beer sounds like it would work perfectly; I noticed when I was in the supermarket at the weekend that they have some new flavours of pimms this year (including a strawberry one I think!) which would be so good in this too.

    PS your photos are stunning!

    1. Strawberry Pimms? Whoa -- don't think that's hit Canada yet. I'll be sure to keep an eye out. Let me know how you like the ginger beer pimm combo. Happy cocktail hour!