Cooling Cucumber Cocktail

What better way to chill than with a cocktail made with cooling cucumbers and lime?

 

Truth be told, I had no idea how to even make a cocktail until recently, when visiting friends introduced us to the art.

 

Since I love tasting and enjoying new flavors, and making healthy new drinks, it’s perfect addition to my repertoire!

 

Second truth be told, we have a lot of cucumbers! I’ve been pickling, making  harvest salads, juicing, and eating them like apples…

 

And I freeze a lot of the juice into ice-cubes to throw into smoothies, or add to soda water, etc…

 

All this led me to consider the possibility of a cucumber cocktail that can be made with or without alcohol.

 

The thing I like most about the whole cocktail trend, is the ritual. Rituals are by nature a time out. A moment to savor. What you include in this ritual is up to you.

 

Cool as a Cucumber Cocktail

 

Attention: start by putting 4 cocktail glasses in the freezer!

 

2 shots best quality gin (or tequila if you like that better)

 

2 shots Elderflower liqueur, I use a wonderful organic one

 

4 shots cucumber juice – see below

 

1 shot lime juice – fresh

 

Herbamare to rim the glasses, or sea saltcucumber blog

 

cucumber slices

 

Options:

 

-if you like a sweeter drink add 2 tsp of agave

 

-if you have cucumber ice cubes, consider floating one in the cocktail once they are poured

 

  • Place some Herbamare or sea salt on a plate, take the cold cocktail glasses and rub the rims in the salt Place a big handful of ice in a cocktail shaker

 

  • Add the other ingredients and shake until completely chilled

 

  • At this point you can taste and make adjustments for more lime etc…

 

  • Pour quickly into glasses, garnish with a cucumber slice, and enjoy!

 

Tips:

 

  • You can leave out the alcohol and add a couple of shots of soda water or tonic instead

 

  • If you have a juicer, run the cukes through with the skins and seeds

 

  • if you don’t have a juicer, blend the cukes up really well and place in a sieve over a bowl to strain out the pulp

 

The flavor of the cucumber really comes through in this drink, and the Herbamare compliments it nicely. On a hot, late summer night, it could be just the right thing.

 

Let me know if you try this! And if you make adjustments or swaps to the ingredients – share your discoveries in the comments below 🙂

 

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Katherine Miller

Katherine is the founder and CEO of Mbodied.com. As a holistic health coach and master whole-foods chef, she specializes in health mastery for women in their prime, freeing them to fuel the life they love, and make their mark in the world.