Cucumber Mojito: A delicious and refreshing twist on the classic mojito cocktail made with the addition of cucumbers.

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Bottoms UP! Cheers! Slainte! Na Zdravje!

No matter what language it’s in, toasting with a glass of Cucumber Mojito is always a good thing.

Happy Friday, my dear friends! Seems that this week was all about the booze, ha? Pina Colada Floats on Monday and Mojitos on Friday. Not bad… not bad at all. And, I just couldn’t help myself.

Although, if I had to be completely honest, I’m actually craving pie. Like, warm, fruit-oozing out of the sides Skillet Apple Berry Pie. That’s some goooood stuff.

But it’s okay that this mojito doesn’t taste like pie. Buhlieve me. It really is a-OK.

Cucumber Mojito from Diethood Cucumber Mojito

The truth is, cocktails satisfy my need to throw things in a shaker and make myself believe that I’m a mixologist. Just as throwing food in a pan makes me feel like Giada’s got nothin’ on me.

I made these mojitos to go with a batch of Pierogies. Nothing tastes better than fried food with a side of cold, refreshing drinks. Don’t you think? And, by the way… have YOU tried my pierogies?! You should. 2 ingredients is all you’ll need. + the filling. Them things are darn awesome! And munching on them things was delightful and delicious. I’ve been craving more mojitos and pierogies ever since.

Cucumber Mojitos from Diethood Cucumber Mojito

You are only a cucumber and rum away from having this ridiculously awesome drink. So bright and happy, and so easy to make, these babes will make any mojito-sipper super happy! Besides, I think these fall in the healthy category. I mean, cucumbers are all about hydration and they’re packed with potassium. So, yes, yes, they are healthy.

ENJOY!

Cucumber Mojito

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Cucumber Mojito Recipe by Diethood Cucumber Mojito

A delicious and refreshing twist on the classic mojito cocktail made with the addition of cucumbers.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Ice
  • 10 cucumber slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ounces (2 shot glasses) white rum
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 ounces seltzer water
  • cucumber slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Stirring occasionally, continue to boil for 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat; set aside and let cool.
  • Fill two glasses with Ice and set aside.
  • Using a muddler, muddle cucumber slices and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add rum, lime juice and 4 ounces simple syrup.
  • Shake and mix well.
  • Add seltzer water to the shaker.
  • Divide mixture evenly in prepared glasses.
  • Garnish with cucumber slices.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

***Store the remaining Simple Syrup covered and in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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  1. Alexis @ Upside Down Pear July 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    This sounds lovely!! I will definitely need to make one of these…most likely before Friday :)

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM - Reply

    It’s going to be 108 today (yikes!!) and these mojitos are an absolute necessity!

  3. Ramona June 29, 2014 at 6:30 AM - Reply

    That looks like one tall drink of summer. How totally refreshing. :)

  4. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 28, 2014 at 7:45 PM - Reply

    I could use one of these right now. Love the photos, Kate!!

  5. Kathleen-Gonna Want Seconds June 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM - Reply

    This looks like my new summer drink! Cheers!!!

  6. Toni | Boulder Locavore June 28, 2014 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    You are a Goddess! Love these.

  7. Valerie June 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM - Reply

    Ahhh…*cheers* to mojitos and berry-oozing pie. :)

  8. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker June 28, 2014 at 3:52 PM - Reply

    Looks so refreshing!!! The cucumber slices are a great touch :)

  9. Laura Dembowski June 28, 2014 at 7:29 AM - Reply

    What a refreshing summer drink! I love cucumbers but I’m bound to love them more when they’re in alcohol :)

  10. Matt Robinson June 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    I love that you put cucumbers in this, it looks amazing!!!

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