Another excellent variation of the classic and popular mojito is this cucumber recipe, it is easy to prepare and very refreshing on hot days. We love the sweetness of the rum mixed with the smooth flavor of the cucumber, a hint of tartness from the lime, and the freshness of the mint. Combined, these flavors make this cocktail a deliciously balanced drink.
It’s basically perfect for summer in general if you’re a mojito lover. The classic mojito is one of our top greatest cocktails of all time: bubbly, minty, and artfully simple. Add fresh cucumber to the mix, and it’s a symphony of flavor!
What is in a Cucumber Mojito?
A classic cocktail invented in Havana, Cuba. The origins of the drink stem back hundreds of years, but it took off in America in the 1930s when Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize the modern version.
The cucumber spin simply adds cucumber chunks to the classic ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for this cocktail:
- White rum
- Cucumber chunks
- Fresh mint
- Lime wedges
- Agave syrup or simple syrup optional
- Soda water
- Crushed Ice
See below the complete recipe with quantities.
How to Make Cucumber Mojito?
1.-In a high-ball glass, combine cucumber chunks, mint leaves, lime wedges, and agave syrup. Using a cocktail muddler, muddle those ingredients together.
2.-Add plenty of crushed ice.
3.-Then add white rum and refill it with club soda.
4.-Stir well, garnish with a sprig of mint, and enjoy!
All you need to know about making a cucumber mojito? How to muddle mint! Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. This is how you infuse mint flavor into the drink.
Guide to Rums
Light Rum (also called Silver or White Rum)
Visually lighter and with quite a subtle flavor, most light rums are highly filtered, although a few brands don’t filter, so these ones may still have a little coloration. You can put them in your Daiquiri and Mojito’s, they don’t have a strong flavor so can be good in fruity cocktails.
Gold or Amber Rum
These rums can be either aged or not. If aged, this golden-brown rum has a rich taste due to it being stored in wooden or oak barrels, making it fuller-bodied and more characterful than its lighter counterparts. A Pina Colada is great with a golden rum!
Dark in hue with a much stronger flavor than other rums, coming mostly from the abundance of added spices, they’re heavy in molasses and sometimes caramel tones.
You guessed it from the name… it’s spiced! And for every brand, the exact spices used are always kept secret. Caramel and vanilla flavorings are often added too. This rum is mostly gold in color but can even be dark.
After understanding a bit of this guide, you can choose the one that best suits your palate or simply experiment until you find your favorite rum.
1.-Turn it into a frappe by adding all the ingredients to the blender.
2.-Turn it into a mocktail by removing the liquor
3.-Try other tropical fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, etc.
Other Cocktail Recipe You Might Like:
- 1 ½ Ounce White rum
- ½ Cup cucumber chunks
- 6 or 8 Mint leaves of fresh mint
- 3 Lime wedges
- 1 Teaspoon Agave syrup or simple syrup optional
- 2 Ounces of soda water
- In a high-ball glass, combine cucumber chunks, mint leaves, lime wedges, and agave syrup. Using a cocktail muddler, muddle those ingredients together.
- Add plenty of crushed ice.
- Then add white rum and refill it with club soda.
- Stir well, garnish with a sprig of mint, and enjoy!
- Turn it into a frappe by adding all the ingredients to the blender.
- Turn it into a mocktail by removing the liquor
- Try other tropical fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, etc.
Amount Per Serving Calories 808Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 48mgCarbohydrates 186gFiber 13gSugar 158gProtein 5g