10 Refreshing Cucumber Cocktails for Summer

on June 24, 2015

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Cooling Cucumber

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.

Teresa Blackburn

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. Get the recipe here.

BS' 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 off in the summertime! Get the recipe here.

Heidi at Foodie 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. Get 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. Get the recipe here.

A Happy Food Dance

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Kick up that classic marg with an unexpected cucumber-jalapeu00f1o 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. Get the recipe here.

Heather 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. Get 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. Get the recipe here.

Bright 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. Get the recipe here.

Renee from The Frosting

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. Get the recipe here.

Todd at Honestly 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? Get the recipe here.