Ginger Lime Pimm's Cocktail Recipe

This Ginger Lime Pimm’s Cocktail with fresh ginger is a new twist on the classic Pimm’s Cup.

Ginger Lime Pimms Cocktail -
Ginger Lime Pimms Cocktail -

Last week, The Pants asked me to pick up a bottle of Pimm’s if I came across it. I didn’t know what Pimm’s was, but I love running errands and acquiring new ingredients. I proudly took my young boys to the mega liquor store, and we perused until we found it. As soon as a new liqueur entered the house, I, of course, knew that I would need to come up with a cocktail to feature it. After tasting Pimm’s alone and reading lots of recipe ideas, I came up with this Pimm’s cocktail. It is cool and refreshing, and the cucumber adds a nice aroma with the ginger and lime flavors. One thing I like about Pimm’s is that it is not as strong as other spirits, so you could drink a few of these over the course of an evening without overindulging. Disappointingly, I was not able to come up with a clever name for this tasty concoction. What would you call it (besides refreshing and yummy)?

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Ginger-Lime Pimm’s Cocktail

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Ginger and lime add fresh flavor without overpowering the Pimm’s. This simple cocktail is refreshing and not too strong.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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  • 4 nickel-sized slices fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 11/2 ounces Pimm’s liqueur
  • seltzer water
  • 1 long, thin cucumber spear
  • lime wheel optional


  1. Place ginger, lime juice, and sugar in a rocks glass. Muddle ingredients together, crushing ginger to release juices but not pulverizing into pieces.
  2. Pour in Pimm’s and fill glass 3/4 full with ice. Fill glass with seltzer water. Stir gently.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel and cucumber spear.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Category: Cocktail
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


11 years ago

You know where I stand on this one, Andi. Looooove it :-) Really very refreshing. I can see it starring at a Girls’ Night In cocktail party. Oh. Yum.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

So glad you liked it so much! I thought the Pimm’s tasted a little like caramel, so I’m thinking of trying a sweet dessert drink with it too.

11 years ago

Hi – I’m english. What is seltzer water? is it flavoured/sweet, or just plain sparkling water?
Will be trying this one as soon as your reply!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hi, Kitty Jo. Seltzer water is the same as club soda or carbonated water. It is not flavored. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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