Cucumber Mint Cocktail

Cucumber Mint Cocktail

A refreshing Cucumber Mint Cocktail is the answer to Friday night! This drink is made with vodka, cucumber, mint simple syrup, lime juice, fresh mint and sparkling water.

If you are looking for a perfectly light clean tasting drink this is it. You can also make a great mocktail with this recipe by omitting the vodka.

How to make Simple Syrup with Mint

The secret to this amazing drink is the simple syrup infused with mint.

Simple syrup is easy to make and you can add any flavor you like. Simple syrup is great to have on hand when making cocktails.

Here are the step by step instructions:

  • In a small saucepan combine equal parts water and sugar
  • Bring to a low simmer and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved
  • If adding flavoring, add now. This is where you add the mint for this recipe.
  • Turn off the heat and cover. Let steep for about 15 minutes.
  • Let cool until ready to use, or strain and store in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one month
Cucumber Mint Syrup and Cocktail
Cucumber Mint Syrup and Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail

Just 5 fresh ingredients for this drink

Be sure to use the freshest ingredients for this cocktail. It tastes like summer in a glass!

  • Cucumbers
  • Simple Syrup Infused with Mint
  • Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Vodka
  • Sparkling Water

How to make a Cucumber Mint Cocktail with Vodka

  • Make the mint simple syrup and cool
  • Finely dice cucumber pieces with skin on
  • Slice some cucumber for garnish – either slices or spears and reserve
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice
  • In a large cocktail shaker add diced cucumber pieces, simple syrup, and lime juice
  • Muddle (smash) the cucumber pieces with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon
  • Add vodka and crushed ice to the shaker
  • Shake for about 30 seconds
  • Remove the top of the shaker and pour into glasses, including ice
  • Top with sparkling water and add more ice if needed
  • Garnish with mint and cucumber rounds or spears

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5 from 4 votes

Cucumber Mint Cocktail

Refreshing Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail is sweetened with mint simple syrup. Easy to make and so refreshing
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes – The Art of Food and Wine


  • Cocktail Shaker


Mint Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 5 sprigs mint

Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail

  • 2 Tbsp Cucumber, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp Mint Simple Syrup recipe above
  • 2 Tbsp Lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 oz Vodka
  • 8 oz Sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 Mint sprigs, for garnish
  • 2 slices Cucumber, for garnish


Mint Simple Syrup

  • In a small heavy-bottom saucepan add sugar and water. Bring to a low boil, and cook until sugar dissolves.
  • Turn off heat, stir in mint leaves, and cover the pan. Allow mixture to steep for at least 15 minutes. Strain into a glass jar and cool.
  • This recipe makes 1 cup of syrup so there will be leftover. The Syrup can be kept sealed in refrigerator for 1-month.

Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail

  • Finely dice 2 Tbsp cucumber. Cut 2 extra round or long slices for garnish.
  • Add diced cucumber, 2 tablespoons cooled simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle (smash) the cucumber for about 1-minute with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Add vodka and crushed ice to the shaker. Shake vigorously for about 30-seconds.
  • Remove the lid of the shaker and pour evenly into two cocktail glasses, including ice and cucumber pieces. (Strain if you don't want the cucumber pieces in the glasses).
  • Top each glass to the top with sparkling water.
  • Garnish with cucumber slices or rounds and a mint sprig.

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5 thoughts on “Cucumber Mint Cocktail”

  • 5 stars
    This cocktail is perfect for the warmer days we have been having. It’s refreshing and light and so yummy! Perfect way to wind down.

    • 5 stars
      This cocktail inspired me to plant an herb garden to have fresh mint all the time. It’s an easy cocktail and what I would call…a “patio pounder” as it is refreshing on a warm Summer day. The aromatics are delightful and makes you want more than one.

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