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Fresh Cucumber Cocktail

Updated on March 1, 2013

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Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail
Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail | Source

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Cool Cucumber Vodka and Mint Cocktail

The first time I ran across a cucumber in anything but a salad was about ten years ago at a friend's party. Believe it or not, it was in the form of a cucumber cocktail, and it was as fascinating in flavor as was the recipe for making it. Before tasting this absurd cucumber beverage I thought, "who juices a cucumber?" and more importantly, "Who juices a cucumber and makes a cocktail out of it!?" Well, I am hear to tell you, as of the first moment I sipped this unique cocktail, I do!

How to Drink A Cucumber

As it turns out, it is an amazingly light and very refreshing drink. A cucumber cocktail is created by simply combining the juice of a cucumber, an apple, and some oranges. Then, because that combination is obviously not strange enough, you pop in some mint and vodka. Then you spin this group of cool ingredients in a blender with some ice and serve it as a frothy smoothie cocktail (or filter it for a lovely translucent cocktail treat)! This cucumber drink ended up being the life of the party and one we all remember and enjoy whenever the craving for something "cucumber" takes over on a sunny afternoon. I don't recall who decided to make the first fresh cucumber mint cocktail, but I do know that it remains one cool cucumber of a drink worth trying!

Cocktail Preparation Time

Prep time: 4 min
Ready in: 4 min
Yields: 2 Tall Cucumber Drinks
Simple ingredients make a unique and flavorful cucumber cocktail!
Simple ingredients make a unique and flavorful cucumber cocktail! | Source

Cucumber Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, washed and Juiced Whole
  • 1 Apple, Washed, Cored and Juiced
  • 3 Oranges, Juiced
  • Medium bunch Mint, (I use peppermint in this drink, but spearemint taste pretty good too.)
  • 2 ounces Vodka, (even the cheap stuff taste great in this cocktail!)
  • 1 cup Ice

Picture by Picture Instructions (Cucumber Drink)

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Core the apple and cut it into chunksSqueeze or juice the oranges, and cut the cucumber into chunks.Toss the orange juice, apple chunks and cucumber chunks in the blender.Give the ingredients a good whirl on smoothie or liquefy speed. Add the mint leaves to the blender.Add in the ice and vodka. Whirl one last time to blend.The finished cucumber drink is thick and presents with a frothy head.
Core the apple and cut it into chunks
Core the apple and cut it into chunks | Source
Squeeze or juice the oranges, and cut the cucumber into chunks.
Squeeze or juice the oranges, and cut the cucumber into chunks. | Source
Toss the orange juice, apple chunks and cucumber chunks in the blender.
Toss the orange juice, apple chunks and cucumber chunks in the blender. | Source
Give the ingredients a good whirl on smoothie or liquefy speed.
Give the ingredients a good whirl on smoothie or liquefy speed. | Source
Add the mint leaves to the blender.
Add the mint leaves to the blender. | Source
Add in the ice and vodka. Whirl one last time to blend.
Add in the ice and vodka. Whirl one last time to blend. | Source
The finished cucumber drink is thick and presents with a frothy head.
The finished cucumber drink is thick and presents with a frothy head. | Source

Cucumber Non-cocktail Tip

NOTE: To rejuvenate your body the next morning, store a batch of the cucumber drink in the fridge—just be sure to exclude the vodka in the refrigerated batch!

Instructions - Cucumber Smoothie Cocktail

  1. Core and wash the apple. Chop it into chunks and put it into a blender.
  2. Wash the cucumber and chunk cut it. Place the chunks (skin and the seeds all get used) in the blender.
  3. Squeeze all of the juice out of the three oranges, making sure that no seeds get into the juice. Pour the orange juice into the blender with the apple and cucumber chunks.
  4. Remove a good sized bunch of mint leave from their stalks. (Save the bulky mint stems to bruise and then steep with the tea of your choice later.) Toss the mint into the blender with the juice and fruit chunks.
  5. Add ice to the blender and pulse down the fruit and ice until you can put the blender on a continuous smoothie (or liquefy) speed setting.
  6. Add 2 ounces (more or less according to your taste) of vodka to the blender and give it a good whirl! Make sure to get the fruit chunks and mint finely macerated. I find the liquefy speed setting of the blender works best for this final spin.
  7. Pour the cocktail into chilled glasses, garnish with an orange and cucumber wheel, along with a mint leaf. The drink comes out a little thick and ends up with a frothy head, like a "loose" smoothie.

Don't Have a Juicer? Try This Handy Tip!

An easy way to strain the drink if you don't have a juicer, is to spin in the blender then run it through a coffee filter!
An easy way to strain the drink if you don't have a juicer, is to spin in the blender then run it through a coffee filter! | Source

Nutrition Facts for Cucumber

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup (52 g)
Calories 8
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

A Cucumber Cocktail Clear Juice Drink (not a smoothie)

Recipe For Clear Cucumber Mint Cocktail

If you prefer a clear juice cocktail using the same ingredients, simply juice the apple and cucumber in a juicing machine or spin them in a blender and filter them before adding them back to the blender. (if you don't have a juicer, use a coffee filter in stead. See the picture at right to learn how.) Add all of the ingredients as suggested in the instructions before. The end result is a translucent liquid cocktail that offers a beautifully pale green appearance.

Alcohol-free Cucumber Mint Beverage

It's easy to rejuvenate your body the next morning, or to simply enjoy the cucumber drink in a non-alcoholic version of the recipe. Simply make the drink according to the instructions above. However, instead of the vodka, add in a splash of 7Up for a uniquely refreshing summer drink. Make one large batch in the blender, then—before adding the vodka—pour half of the blended cucumber drink into a pitcher. Add the 7Up and refrigerate for later, or to share with the kids.

NOTE: Be sure to label the containers as to which has alcohol in it, and which is "kid safe"!

Cool Cucumber Mint Cocktail

Filtered or not, this is one refreshing way to drink fresh juices!
Filtered or not, this is one refreshing way to drink fresh juices! | Source

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  • jcsteele profile image

    Jelena 

    3 years ago from Florida

    I will have to make that cocktail sometime. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Purple Perl 

    6 years ago from Bangalore,India

    Truly refreshing drink, an absolute cleanser for the system too!

    Congrats on the cool hub! Voted up too!

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    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    What a combination I would never have put together. Mmmm I can taste it now and will be a great refreshing drink for the summer. Only problem is we are still waiting for the summer here in the UK. July is just around the corner and all we have had so far is wind and rain. Your pictures make up for the lack of sun as they are very bright and colourful. I now see the case for using your own photography in our hubs.

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    toomuchmint~ You hit it right on the head; refreshing! I just love the filtered version and how translucent and beautifully green the drink looks. A really bright cocktail in many ways. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here.

    Cheers~

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    toomuchmint 

    6 years ago

    Congratulations on your win! Cucumber, apple, orange and mint all in one cocktail. It sounds amazingly refreshing as a summer drink. Thanks for sharing!

  • K9keystrokes profile imageAUTHOR

    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    Thank you everyone for such wonderful comments! I appreciate that took the time to share your thoughts on a little cucumber and mint cocktail. I hope you give it a try, and when you do, you find it a refreshing and delightful experience.

    HubHugs to the room~

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    Peggy Woods 

    6 years ago from Houston, Texas

    What a unique way to up your intake of fresh fruits and veggies...in a cocktail of all things! With or without alcohol this drink sounds like a winner! Great photos and instructions. Voted up, interesting and useful. Good luck in the contest! Sharing. This should grab some attention!

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    vespawoolf 

    6 years ago from Peru, South America

    Sounds like a great recipe. Congrats on your win! Voted up and shared.

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    Victoria Lynn 

    6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Now that is interesting! who knew? A healthy way to drink vodka. LOL. Many votes. Nice!

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    Brittany Kennedy 

    6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    Yum Yum YUM! This looks so good! I love cucumbers and can't wait to try this amazing drink! I may try it blended first. Great work! I love all of the photos and text on the images. Such a beautiful recipe. Great work, voted up and good luck in the contest!

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    Kevin Galarneau 

    6 years ago from Michigan

    This is a really good idea. I think I am going to try making the clear cucumber drink that you mentioned. Looking forward to trying this.

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    Simone Haruko Smith 

    6 years ago from San Francisco

    I only had cucumber WATER for the first time this year- and absolutely loved it. Clearly this is much more than that, and I bet I would enjoy it even more! Thanks for the awesome drink recipe, K9keystrokes! I love the photos, the helpful tips, and that you've even included an alcohol-free version.

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    Judy Specht 

    6 years ago from California

    India, you must be a mind reader. The whole time I was thinking Vodka has no taste, bet it would be great without it. Put mint and ice in anything and I'm hooked. On my way to the store for cumbers and oranges. The mint will be out of the garden :) Voting up, awesome and interesting!

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    This sounds very interesting and I love the calorie count. I have never had a cucumber drink before but I think I would like to try this one.

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    Anna 

    6 years ago from New York, NY

    Fabulous hub! Cucumber martinis are one of my favorite cocktails... so refreshing. I never thought to make it myself but now, I just might. And not only that, your hub offers so many additional recipes I'm dying to try, like the smoothie. That sounds perfect just about now.

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    Denise Mai 

    6 years ago from Idaho

    I love adding cucumbers to my juices but I've never thought of turning it into a cocktail. Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Cholee Clay 

    6 years ago from Wisconsin

    I don't like cucumbers, however the pictures make this drink look super yummy. Voted up and shared!

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