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17 Refreshing Cucumber Cocktails for Summer

If you need a refreshing drink this summer, try these cucumber cocktails. The cool factor is exactly what you need to beat the heat.

And believe it or not, there are a bunch of different types of cucumbers that will bring a light, subtle flavor to your drink.

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Sip these ice-cold cocktails on late summer evenings lazing about in the garden.

Or serve them as a showstopper dinner party aperitif.

Stay cool as a cucumber and escape the summer sun with these cucumber cocktails.

1. Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Great news. This recipe actually gives you two different ways to booze up the cucumbers. Because why just settle for one cocktail?

A refreshing cucumber caipirinha is exactly what I’m craving. This recipe uses club soda, rum, sugar, lime, and sliced cucumbers. 

If you prefer your cocktails a little fruity, you have to try the watermelon cucumber cooler.

It’s so sweet and refreshing. And it basically tastes like spiked watermelon and cucumber juice!

2. Cucumber Collins

This cooling twist on a cocktail classic uses pureed cucumber to take this drink up a notch.

I’m telling you, your next backyard bash needs these terrific summer cocktails.

They have all the sophistication of the classic Collins cocktail with the cooling goodness of cucumbers. 

They also look the part, as they’re decorated with elegant cucumber ribbons. Save one for me!

3. Cucumber Vodka Cocktail with Lemonade

When you need a post-work soother on a hot summer day, this cucumber cocktail is just the trick. It’s cooling, refreshing, and 100% yummy. 

Low in sugar and super tasty, it’s the perfect cocktail. Plus, it only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. 

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Cucumbers, mint, and vodka are mixed together with sparkling lemonade. The final touch is a light touch of honey.

This adds the perfect edge of sweetness to an already terrific drink.

4. Spicy Sparkling Cucumber Cocktail

Add a little extra kick to your evening drink with this cool yet spicy cocktail.

Even with the slight heat from the hot pepper sauce, this cocktail is oh-so refreshing.

If you’re looking to spice up (pun intended) your dinner parties and get together, this cocktail recipe is just what you need. 

Seriously, one sip of these ice-cold cocktails and everyone will beg you for the recipe. 

5. Gin Cucumber Cooler Cocktail

When the sun’s out, I find myself drawn towards my cocktail shaker.

And if there’s any drink that’s great for sunny days, it’s this gin cucumber cooler. 

Soak up the late-in-the-day sunshine rays with this cocktail by your side. You won’t regret it. It’s perfectly cooling and absolutely delicious. 

What really shines about this drink is the use of fresh, summer ingredients.

Cucumber, mint, and zesty lime are just what you need when you’re craving something light and refreshing. 

6. Spicy Cilantro Lime Cucumber Cocktail

Spice-lovers, I have another cocktail just for you. Jalapenos are the secret ingredient that gives this ice-cool cocktail its tangy heat. 

Okay, an important thing to know is that this recipe uses Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila.

It’s an unaged tequila with a touch of reposado, which is aged in sherry casks. This gives the tequila a more nuanced flavor.

Of course, regular tequila works just as well. So, pull out your cocktail shakers!

7. Cucumber Gimlet

Now, a gimlet is definitely one of the most refreshing classic cocktails. And by adding cucumber, you can take this drink to a whole new level. 

I highly recommend you use a lighter and more floral gin for this drink. That way, you can really emphasize the notes the cucumber adds. 

But feel free to experiment with different flavors. Be your own bartender and whip up something amazing!

8. Cucumber Martini

Shaken, not stirred. Whenever I sip on the sophistication of a martini, I feel just as ice cool as James Bond.

And with this cool-as-a-cucumber martini, you will, too. 

You won’t need to spend a ton of money on fancy martinis in high-end cocktail bars. Grab your cocktail shakers and whip up your own!

The trick to getting the best cucumber flavors is this. Smash cut-up chunks of cucumber with a cocktail muddler in a cocktail shaker.

This will release all those refreshing juices. Shake up with the other ingredients, strain, and enjoy!

9. Cucumber Margaritas 

Everyone loves a margarita. I know I do! One sip of the refreshing, zesty, flavors of this cucumber margarita recipe and you will, too.

It’s made with fresh cucumber juice, lime juice, tequila, and triple sec. I’m telling you, this is one of the most refreshing cocktails you’ll ever taste.

It’s perfect for hot spring and summer evenings. 

If you love your drinks to have a slight spicy kick, you can always throw in a jalapeno. It’s so worth it.  

10. Cucumber Mojito

It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? When the clock strikes five, run and make this delectable cucumber cocktail.

Kick off the first day of summer with a minty bang. Cooling cucumber adds a refreshing, oh-so-cool experience to the great taste of a mojito. 

Plus, fancy cucumber ribbons make these drinks just stunning.

Serve these cocktails at your next garden party to impress your friends. Trust me, they will be!

11. Cucumber Herb Sangria

Take a trip to the spa with this cucumber-infused herb sangria. Crisp, dry white wine is infused with cucumber, citrus, and herbs.

Even thinking about it is soothing my soul.

One of the best things about this cucumber sangria is that it’s surprisingly low in sugar.

So, you can enjoy a glass of your favorite wine cocktail without any of the guilt. 

This naturally low-carb sangria pairs wonderfully with food. It’s perfect for your next dinner party.

12. Frozen Cucumber Basil Daiquiri

As the temperatures climb, turn to this frozen cucumber basil daiquiri to stay cool.

Refreshing, ice-cold, and super soothing, it’s the perfect drink for when the sun is blasting. 

Cucumber and basil add an exhilarating depth of flavor you’ll absolutely love. 

This wonderful cocktail recipe also works just as well as a mocktail. It’s great for kids or for when you want to lay off the booze. 

13. Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer

Cucumber, lime, basil, and Prosecco? Yes, please! Lime juice is infused with basil leaves and sliced cucumber and left for hours. 

Once all those tasty flavors have had time to marinate, top your drink off with sparkling Prosecco. That tart lime and Prosecco fizz is sensational. 

Bubbly and light, this drink is bound to be a showstopper at any summer gathering. It’ll be two thumbs-up all around for sure. Enjoy!

14. Four Leaf Clover Mimosa

One taste of these four-leaf clover mimosas, and you’ll feel oh-so lucky to have discovered such pleasure.

Turn your favorite brunch drink emerald green with natural ingredients.

The secret to this mouth-watering cocktail is the flavor profile.

Mint, cucumber, ginger, and green apple work together in a harmony of clean, refreshing flavors. 

It’s not even a competition. These fantastic green mimosas are so much more exciting than orange juice.

And with a terrific zing of ginger and mint, it tastes just as exciting, too!

15. Cucumber and Mint French 75

Kick off your weekend with a special treat. Whip up a fabulous cucumber and mint French 75, and let the weekend relaxation begin!

Made using homemade cucumber gin, these French 75s are the perfect summertime beverage.

Whether you’re chilling by the pool or huddled around the BBQ, you have to be sipping on one of these.

Refreshing, cooling, and super delicious, what’s not to love?

16. Gin and Tonic with Cucumber

It’s not summer without a good ‘ole fashioned G&T! You can jazz up your favorite sunshine drink with cooling cucumbers.

This will make you even more obsessed!

You’ll feel oh-so chic and sophisticated sipping on one of these bad boys in the shade on a hot summer day. 

Pro Tip: try using the best gin you can find for this recipe. It really makes all the difference. I recommend Hendricks.

17. Cucumber Tequila Cooler

There’s a surprising ingredient in this cucumber tequila cooler. Care to take a guess? Yep, it’s celery!

Celery is the perfect complement to cooling cucumbers. This fresh green veggie adds a similar subtle flavor to your drink.

It’s ideal when you need something to cool off with. 

Simply, throw in sliced cucumber and celery into a cocktail shaker. Muddle until it’s broken up, and add a touch of salt and agave nectar.

Then, top it with lime juice and tequila, fill it with ice, and shake, strain, and serve!

17 Refreshing Cucumber Cocktails

When it comes to refreshing drinks, you can’t go wrong with these cucumber cocktails! From martinis to margaritas to mojitos, cool off with these tasty sips.


  • Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

  • Cucumber Collins

  • Cucumber Vodka Cocktail with Lemonade

  • Spicy Sparkling Cucumber Cocktail

  • Gin Cucumber Cooler Cocktail

  • Spicy Cilantro Lime Cucumber Cocktail

  • Cucumber Gimlet

  • Cucumber Martini

  • Cucumber Margaritas

  • Cucumber Mojito

  • Cucumber Herb Sangria

  • Frozen Cucumber Basil Daiquiri

  • Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer

  • Four Leaf Clover Mimosa

  • Cucumber and Mint French 75

  • Gin and Tonic with Cucumber

  • Cucumber Tequila Cooler


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