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Refreshing cucumber cocktail 3 ways

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Boozy cucumber cocktail recipes.

Refreshing cucumber cocktail 3 ways

There's nothing more refreshing than a fresh, crisp cucumber on a hot summer day. Why not use that same refreshing flavor in a cocktail? Here are three ways to use the health benefits of a cucumber in a thirst-quenching cocktail.

Cucumber mojito recipe

Cucumber mojito

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 6 ounces club soda
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place chopped cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves in a blender or food processor. Purée until smooth.
  2. Evenly distribute cucumber mixture into 2 glasses with ice. Top with rum and club soda. Gently stir well to combine.

Cucumber margarita recipe

Cucumber margarita

Adapted from A Happy Food Dance

Serves 1

Ingredients:

For the lime-infused simple syrup:

  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the margarita:

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces lime-infused simple syrup
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • Kosher salt (optional, for rimming glass)
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

For the lime-infused simple syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook water and sugar while stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add lime juice and zest. Stir to combine. Strain and chill.

For the margarita:

  1. Place tequila and cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker. Muddle gently, just until the cucumber starts to break up.
  2. Add the lime-infused simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice. Cover shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glass. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.

Cucumber cooler recipe

Cucumber cooler recipe

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 sprig mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 4 slices cucumber rounds
  • 4 ounces tonic water

Directions:

  1. Place gin, lime juice, mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle gently.
  2. Add cucumber slices, cover cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour over ice and top with tonic water.

More cucumber drink recipes

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