Cucumber Mojito


This nontraditional take on a mojito is a perfect springtime sipper, with the cursory lime and mint, plus the addition of cucumber and floral St. Germain liqueur. It would be delicious with this Thai Cucumber-Chicken Salad! Check out our recipe for a cucumber mojito below.

Cucumber Mojito

Makes 1 drink

4 to 6 fresh mint leaves

2 lime wedges

2 slices cucumber, halved 

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup (recipe follows)

2 ounces gin

½ ounce St. Germain liqueur 

Club soda, to taste

Combine lime wedges, cucumber, mint, and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker glass. Muddle until mint is bruised and limes and cucumbers have released juice.

Add gin, St. Germain and ice. Shake.

Pour into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Enjoy!

Simple Syrup

1 cup water 

1 cup sugar 

Combine water and sugar in a small pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely before using.

This recipe originally appeared in a 2013 issue of Edible Orlando.