Cucumber Mojito - The Most Refreshing Summer Drink


Can't think of anything more refreshing than a cucumber mojito! This classic cocktail is made with light rum, coconut sugar, muddled cucumbers and club soda.


Today marks the first day of summer! While I’m feeling a little down that Santa Barbara’s annual Summer Solstice festival, which would normally be happening today, has been cancelled due to obvious Covid-19 related reasons, I’ve decided to get creative and celebrate the start of summer a little differently, and a refreshing craft cocktail made with summer ingredients is first on my list.

Also be sure to check out our Sparkling Champagne Mojito here.

Cucumber Mojito: your new official summer cocktail

I couldn’t think of a better one to make than a Cucumber Mojito. There is nothing quite like that classic combination of mint, lime and rum to hit the spot on a hot day, and the addition of freshly muddled cucumber takes this drink to an elevated “farm to bar” level. Plus it’s basically like drinking a green juice with alcohol, so…win.


What you’ll need to make a Cucumber Mojito

cucumber

fresh mint leaves

lime

coconut sugar or granulated sugar

light rum- I recommend Flor de Cana (my favorite), Myers’s and Bacardi
soda water


How to muddle for mojitos

Muddling is a technique used in drinks to gently mash herbs or fruit to release their juices. This helps the flavors to bind with the alcohol better than simply using them whole. 

The easiest way to muddle a mojito is with a muddler. However, if you don’t own one, don’t fret: Use a spoon or even the end of a wooden spoon!

For this cucumber mojito, muddle well until the cucumber is macerated, the juice has been released from the lime wedges and the mint is just broken down.


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Variations

  • I prefer using coconut sugar in my mojitos because it’s a touch healthier than refined sugar, but you can easily swap regular granulated sugar or even brown sugar. Some people prefer to use simple syrup in mojitos and that would work here, too but it’s an extra step to make it and I find that the sugar dissolves easily anyway during the muddling process.
  • If you want to make a spicy version of this Cucumber Mojito, try adding a few slices of jalapeño while muddling the rest of the ingredients!
  • You can easily make a mocktail version of this mojito by omitting the rum and adding a little extra soda water.


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