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This Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka and lemonade is the best drink to cool off with! Low in sugar & super tasty-the perfect cucumber cocktail! Enjoy a cucumber vodka drink that requires only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

Cucumber drink with vodka on a white background. Two cocktails with lemons, cucumbers and mint garnishing them.

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There are few things more refreshing then a Cucumber Vodka Cocktail during happy hour.

A simple drink made with either my Healthy Honey Mint Lemonade (or store bought lemonade), cucumbers, mint, and vodka- it’s my favorite way to kick back and relax on the weekends!

It’s a little bit sweet from the honey, and so refreshing from the mint. This cucumber drink with vodka is absolutely delicious and so refreshing!

Two hands cheers-ing a cucumber cocktail. A light, refreshing drink

I have a dilemma whenever it comes time to go out for drinks. First off.. I really don’t drink that much to begin with. Unless it’s a weekend and I’m out with friends – I’m not really into drinking.

We really aren’t big drinkers, but occasionally when I do go out for drinks, and peruse the menu… this is often what I see: sugary mix, sugary mix, super sugary mix, more sugar, and some sugar.

Which – if you like sweet drinks, that’s great – go for it. But IMO, that’s a hangover in a cup, and just not my thing. 

This cucumber cocktail is SO much lighter – and my go to drink of choice.

A hand stirring a cucumber cocktail with cocktail stirrer

We like to make out own cocktails at home, but this drink is so simple you could also order it at almost any bar. Let me show you just how easy it is to make!

Ingredients for the best cucumber cocktail:

This cucumber cocktail is made with vodka, lemonade, cucumber, mint and ice – just 4 simple ingredients!

Ingredients for the best cucumber cocktail laid out in small bowls/containers

Not only does this drink have simple ingredients, it also is easy to make!

How to make this cucumber cocktail:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber and mint together. Add vodka + lemonade. Shake + serve over crushed ice.

A collage with step by step instructions showing how to make a cucumber cocktail

To make these cucumber cocktails we used a muddler and a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have those you can use the handle of a serving spoon/spatula or two cups for shaking.

Seriously.. that’s it. Delicious cocktails don’t have to be difficult at all!

Why we love this cucumber cocktail:

Low sugar – I use my own Healthy Honey Mint Lemonade to keep this drink low in sugar. You can use store bought lemonade but check those ingredients + look for one that is low sugar.

Refreshing– the cucumber, lemon, mint combo is so delicious. Perfect for a hot day (or even for a cold night in!)

Versatile – You can add different alcohols, lemonades or herbs to give it a little twist. We’ve included substitutions below

A cocktail shaker pouring a cucumber vodka drink into a glass with ice, lemons and cucumbers

How to make a cucumber garnish:

We keep our garnishes pretty simple. Thinly sliced cucumbers look so pretty in the glass and on the rim. However, you can make even more extravagant garnishes for your drink if you’d like!

All you need is a sharp peeler. Peel long strips of cucumber and place them in the drink, on a stirrer, or along the bottom of the glass. Here’s a link to a great tutorial!

An overhead shot looking down into two cucumber cocktails

Substitutions for Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

Alcohol – You can sub vodka for white rum or gin. You can also use cucumber infused vodka for more flavor! Kettle One Cucumber Vodka is my favorite.

Lemonade – You can use store bought lemonade but I prefer to make my own Healthy Honey Mint Lemonade. It’s so delicious and has less sugar than most ones from the store!

Fruit – Feel free to add in watermelon, strawberries, or any other fruit you think might pair well with this drink

Basil – Basil also pairs very well in this drink. You can use it in place of mint, or use half mint, half basil.

Mocktail – This drink is great as a mocktail as well. Simply omit the vodka.

Other yummy lighter cocktails:

Cucumber drink with vodka on a white background. Two cocktails with lemons, cucumbers and mint garnishing them.

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Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka

This Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka and lemonade is the best drink to cool off with! Low in sugar & super tasty-the perfect cucumber cocktail!

Keyword cucumber cocktail, cucumber vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cucumber chopped in small pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • ice

Notes

Substitutions for Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

  • Alcohol – You can sub vodka for white rum. You can also use cucumber infused vodka for more flavor!
  • Lemonade – You can use store bought lemonade but I prefer to make my own Healthy Honey Mint Lemonade. It’s so delicious and has less sugar than most ones from the store!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka

Amount Per Serving (1 drink)

Calories 213

% Daily Value*

Sodium 17mg1%

Potassium 77mg2%

Carbohydrates 11g4%

Sugar 10g11%

Vitamin A 240IU5%

Vitamin C 2.9mg4%

Calcium 14mg1%

Iron 0.3mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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