Cucumber Mint Refresher

22 Aug

I can usually take or leave summer. I am one of those people who thrives in the fall. I don’t mind winter. Spring is pretty great. After about a month of the stifling hot summer weather, I’m ready for the cool crisp air of fall.


Notice how I said “usually”. I think all of us here in the mitten state are still recovering from this past winter. After the below zero temperatures and record breaking snowfalls, I was ready to embrace all of the sticky, humid heat that summer had to offer. This cocktail helped me embrace summer nights. It is crisp and refreshing…perfect for sipping on with friends and family during a breezy summer evening.



Cucumber Mint Refresher

The amounts below are to make one cocktail.

Note: I used this vodka infuser to make cucumber vodka but EFFEN Vodka makes a delicious cucumber vodka works as well.   

8-10 fresh mint leaves

1/2 lime

1/4 cup lemonade

2 1/4 ounces cucumber vodka (1 1/2 shots)

1/2 cup club soda


Cucumber slices, for garnish (optional)

1. Muddle together the mint and lime and a glass.

2. Add lemonade, vodka, club soda, and ice. Stir together. Garnish with cucumber slices (optional).

3. Sit back. Sip. Enjoy. 🙂


4 Responses to “Cucumber Mint Refresher”

  1. FoodieAnnie August 22, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    add lemon balm??

    • deliciousbalance August 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

      Lemon balm would be an AMAZING addition…if only I had some!

  2. Jeanne August 23, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Looks delicious and refreshing!

    • deliciousbalance August 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

      It is! I hope you are able to enjoy it before summer ends! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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