Cool as a Cucumber Summer Cocktails

Make a few refreshing cocktails all with cucumbers as the key ingredient, sliced, ribboned, juiced, or infused, they offer a cool twist for the hot months.

By Emily Barrett

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This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 10 Refreshing Cucumber Cocktails for Summer on Relish

Cucumbers are the key to these refreshing warm-weather cocktails. Whether freshly sliced, ribboned, juiced, or infused, these libations each offer a cooling cucumber twist—perfectly suited to the hottest months of the year.

Cucumber Mojitos

Mint and cucumber are a delightfully invigorating combo to take your basic mojito up a notch. You can even try the kid-friendly, sans-rum version for a cooling afternoon refreshment. Find the recipe here.

Cool as a Cucumber Summer CocktailsBS’ in the Kitchen

The GBC

The GBC stands for “gin, basil, cumber” in this awesome fusion of herbs and garden
fresh cucumber. This herbal remedy is basically a spruced-up gin and tonic. Perfect for
taking a load oy in the summertime! Find the recipe here.

Cool as a Cucumber Summer CocktailsFoodie Crush

Cucumber Delight Cocktail

Instead of muddled cucumbers, this recipes uses cucumber-flavored vodka topped off with ginger ale, sparkling water, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Garnish with a melon ball for a pop of color and a sliver of cucumber. Find the recipe here.

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Cucumber Ginger Lime Cocktail

Zesty ginger, cool cucumber, tart lime, and white rum come join forces here for a cocktail with a kick. The cucumber is blended, strained, and mixed to create a pale green fusion. You won’t want to miss this one. Find the recipe here.

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Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Kick up that classic marg with an unexpected cucumber-jalapeño twist! This hot and cold combo brings a ton of flavor to the table. Salt the rim and add a lime wedge for the perfect summer fix. Find the recipe here.

Cool as a Cucumber Summer CocktailsHeather Christo

Blackberry Mint Cucumber Tequila Coolers

Summertime means juicy, sun-ripe blackberries—and, if you haven’t noticed, a whole lotta cucumber. This drink is tall and revitalizing with a homemade blackberry syrup, muddled cucumber juice, sprigs of mint, lemon juice, club soda, and shot (or two) of tequila. Find the recipe here.

Cool as a Cucumber Summer CocktailsBS’ in the Kitchen

Strawberry Balsamic Smash

Who knew that balsamic vinegar would work so well in a cocktail? It adds just the right about of tang to the sweet strawberry-cucumber love potion we got going here. With herbaceous gin and a hint of lime, this cocktail is one sip you won’t forget. Find the recipe here.

Cool as a Cucumber Summer CocktailsBright Eyed Baker

Cucumber Moscow Mule

Moscow Mules are a classic, and they’re easy to make: all you need is ginger beer, vodka, and lime. This recipe, however, takes it to a whole new level with the addition of cucumber juice and simple syrup. Find the recipe here.

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Sparkling Cucumber Grapefruit Cocktail

Another = cucumber vodka concoction. But this time we throw in San Pelligrino Pompelo (grapefruit) and Limonata (lemon), fresh basil, and lemon for a bitter herbal cure for the heat. Find the recipe here.

Cool as a Cucumber Summer CocktailsHonestly Yum

Pimm’s Cup

For a little British twist, here is a drink that uses Pimm’s No. 1, cucumber syrup, lemon juice, and zingy ginger ale, making a cool refresher for a scorching hot day. Garnish with a fancy ribbon of cucumber swirled inside the glass. Can we rename it The Benedict Cucumberpatch? Find the recipe here.

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