Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

For what do beautiful, breezy, sunny, weekend days call for if not a clean, crisp, alcoholic, adult Slurpee? This cucumber cooler is one of the lightest, most refreshing summer drinks. It feels like drinking a healthy green juice – with booze – they must neutralise each other, right?!

Cucumber Gin | Karoliina Kazi

YOU’LL NEED

MAKES A PITCHER

2 cucumbers – some like to skin them, but I wouldn’t worry about it, you’ll keep more of the good stuff that way.

couple handfuls of mint

juice of 1 lemon

elderflower cordial

gin, we used Hendrick’s which is known to go well with cucumber

some ice

Non-alcoholic note: For a non-alcoholic cooler, replace the gin with chilled tonic water.

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

In a blender, or in my case a Nutribullet, combine the cucumber chunks, mint leaves, lemon juice and a cup of water. Keep a little cucumber and mint back for garnish.

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

Blend together until you have a smooth mixture.

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

Stack some ice in your glasses, and garnish with cucumber or mint – or both.

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

Pour a generous slug of gin & add a good splash of elderflower cordial into each glass.

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

And top with your green juice.

Cucumber Cocktail | Karoliina Kazi

Pop the rest into a pitcher with some cordial, gin and ice. Take the pitcher outside with you and sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine.

3 Comments

  1. 27th May 2016 / 1:12 am

    Sounds delicious and looks healthy and futuristic. Thanks, Karoliina!

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      Author
      27th May 2016 / 11:12 am

      Thank you – tastes good too 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. 9th May 2017 / 8:27 pm

    This sounds delicious! & now when the baby is out I’m sure as hell going to try this out in Summer haha 😀

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