Keep Cool with Cucumber Cocktails

Cucumbers are cool…literally! Did you know that cucumbers are about 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature on a warm day? Yup, so put that in your cocktail. No, really–do it! As an unexpected cocktail ingredient favorite, cucumbers lend a light melon flavor and mouthwatering freshness to cocktail creations all year-round.  Keep reading below for to see how you can put this crunchy green in your cocktails.

 

 

Cucumber Cocktails

 

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Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

This ultra refreshing sparkler mixes mellow lime, cooling mint and mild cucumber to make a lip-smackingly good concoction that can–and will–be enjoyed by the pitcher. Spike this spa-inspired sipper with a splash of gin or flavored-vodka for a simple summer beverage.

 

Cucumber Cocktail

Cucumber Cocktail

Strikingly similar to a Gimlet, this cocktail starts with a base of muddled cucumber and simple syrup and is then shaken with Hendricks cucumber-infused gin and lime juice before being topped off with soda water. For a small twist on this classic cocktail, substitute lemon juice for a brighter flavor profile like a Tom Collins.

 

Sweet Tart Champagne Cocktail

Sweet Tart Champagne Cocktail

 In this sparkling wine-based libation, pureed cucumber and lemon juice blend together seamlessly to create a delightful and refreshing cooling sensation.

 

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