Cucumber Cocktails

Cucumber Cocktails

I fear I’ll run out of summer Fridays before I run out of refreshing summer cocktail ideas, so I’m posting two today. So many cocktails to try, so little down time. Hiccup.

Today’s drinks are for my friend Jes, who has a surplus of cucumbers. She’ll need one (or both) of these after a long day of teaching kids at her new job.

Cucumber Caipiranha

Adapted from Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season

1/2 of a lime, cut into two wedges

In a short glass, thoroughly muddle lime wedges, cucumber slices and sugar.Fill glass with ice and pour in rum. Top with club soda.Mix by pouring into another glass and then back into your drinking glass.


  • 3 slices cucumber, each 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 of a lime, cut into two wedges
  • 1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar
  • 1.5 ounces white rum
  • club soda
  • cucumber slices and lime rounds, for garnish
Read the whole recipe on Cookie and Kate