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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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.
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.
BS’ in the Kitchen
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.
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.
A Happy Food Dance
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.
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.
BS’ 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.
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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.
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.
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.