Cucumber Ginger Lime Mocktail
This cucumber ginger lime mocktail is such a refreshing non-alcoholic drink!
Servings 4 people
- 2 cucumbers skins removed
- 4 cups water
- 10-15 sprigs fresh mint plus more for garnish if you'd like
- 3 inch slice fresh ginger
- 2 TBSP honey
- 2 limes juiced
- splash of club soda for each glass
- ice for each glass
Skin the cucumbers with a vegetable peeler. If you want to use the skin as a garnish, reserve some of the pieces.
Blend the cucumber (no need to remove the seeds), the fresh ginger, fresh mint, lime juice, and honey with the water.
Use a strainer to strain the solids when pouring over each glass, discard the solids. Or you can pour the drink into a cocktail shaker with the strainer on top and strain into glasses that way. Add ice into glasses and strain the drink into the glasses.
Pour a splash of club soda over the top and serve with another sprig of fresh mint and cucumber slices of choice.
How to make cucumber garnishes
Option 1:Thinly slice cucumber circles and serve with the drink. Option 2:For cucumber strips, use a mandolin (with a guard so you don't slice your hand) to slice them thin. You can use one or two slices wrapped on the inside of the glasses. Option 3:To shape the thin slices (sliced down the length of the cucumber) fold them in half long ways and roll. Stick a cocktail pick or unflavored toothpick through the roll to hold its shape.Option 4:Another option is to shape the long slice or the skin like an accordion, then put the cocktail pick through to secure.Option 5:You can reserve the skins and wrap them around a straw and roll a moist paper towel around the straw to let them hold their shape. Keep refrigerated and covered until ready to serve. Gently remove them from the straw and place in the glass.All of these options can be done up to a few hours in advance if you're serving this to guests. Just keep them covered in the fridge (even the glasses with cucumber slices) until ready to serve.