Cucumber Mojitos

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings

Cucumber purée and light rum combine with sparkling water for a light, festive cocktail.

Cucumber Mojito
Teresa Blackburn

Ingredients

8 cups water
4 medium cucumbers, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 bunch fresh mint
1 1/2 cups agave syrup, honey or natural sugar
1 cup lime juice
1 (750 ml) bottle light rum
Crushed ice
1/2 liter sparkling water or lemon-lime soda
To serve:
1 medium medium cucumber, cut into thin rounds for garnish
1/2 bunch fresh mint
lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Combine water, cucumbers, mint, agave syrup and lime juice in a blender and pulse until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids.
  2. Combine cucumber mixture and rum in a large pitcher. Stir well. Refrigerate up to 4 hours.
  3. To serve, fill glasses with crushed ice. Fill halfway with cucumber mixture and top with sparkling water or soda. Garnish with a slice of cucumber, sprig of mint and lime wedge. Serves 16.

Note: For a kid-friendly alternative, make a double batch of cucumber mixture, omitting the rum. Serve with lemon-lime soda.

By Brian Morris, Relish Cooking Show

 

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