Cucumber Lemonade / Mojito Recipe

cucumber lemonade

Fall is fast approaching here in southern California with two straight days of rain and gloom last week, but for the most part it’s still endless summer, and so after a long day at work, a crisp refreshing drink can sometimes be the perfect pick-me-up. Having some leftover Persian cucumbers from the halloumi cheese toast, we made this great drink based from Martha Stewart’s recipe. We used the lemon instead of lime (since that’s all we had) and Persian cucumbers since these are seedless and have a sweeter taste then regular cucumbers.

Cucumber Lemonade/ Mojito ( adapted from Martha Stewart)
Printable Recipe

  • ~6 Persian cucumbers (these are small, about 4-5 inches long, or use 1 large english cucumber ~1lb)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • a dash of sea salt or kosher salt
  • optional white rum and mint

Peel cucumbers and cut into small 1-2 inch pieces. No need to remove any seeds if you’re using Persian cucumbers. In blender add cucumbers, water, sugar, lemon juice, salt and ice. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust with additional sugar or lemon. Serve atop additional ice.

This is a great base recipe. Add mint and white rum (about half a shot per glass) to make a cucumber mojito. There is a little bit of froth with the cucumber which we find delicious, but you can even strain it if you don’t like that.

cucumber lemonade

Have you heard the catch phrase “cooler than a cumber?” Well, it’s based on the fact that the internal temperature of a cucumber can be 20 degrees (F) cooler then the outside temperature! It’s a great and refreshing way to get eat your veggies that actually taste good. And you can eat the cucumber spear as well :)

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15 Responses to “Cucumber Lemonade / Mojito Recipe”

  1. 1

    Smokeydoke — October 19, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

    This is a great drink. I never had it as a mojito, but one of my favorite coffee houses serves the cucumber lemonade and it's my favorite drink!

  2. 2

    Ravenous Couple — October 19, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

    smokeydoke: it's amazing how refreshing and interesting the cucumber flavor adds to the lemonade!

  3. 3

    Divina Pe — October 20, 2009 @ 1:26 am

    Wow, what a refreshing drink. I could drink this anytime of the year in the Philippines. Beautiful

  4. 4

    Joy — October 20, 2009 @ 2:36 am

    I have never heard of this and my first reaction was horror! But it would be so cool and refreshing I look forward to trying it!

  5. 5

    Ravenous Couple — October 20, 2009 @ 2:40 am

    divine: Try it the next time you make lemonade for a great twist!

    joy: It does seem weird,but cucumbers are 95% water and has a great refreshing twist to lemonade..you'll be surprised!

  6. 6

    The Little Teochew — October 20, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    NICE! NICE! Cucumbers are refreshing, so I can imagine how cooool this drink is :)

  7. 7

    Ravenous Couple — October 21, 2009 @ 2:24 am

    Little Teochew: Cucumber adds a great twist to the lemonade!

  8. 8

    Ellie — October 21, 2009 @ 6:09 am

    Great summer drink! Bookmarking it for Summer Down Under.

  9. 9

    Karine — October 21, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    That is a great way to relax! :)

  10. 10

    Ravenous Couple — October 21, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

    ellie: Definitely great for summer time!

    Karine: Sure is!

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    Table Talk — October 21, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    I really like the sounds of this drink–I like a cocktail before dinner that doesn't interfere with the flavors in your meal. Will give this a try!

  12. 12

    5 Star Foodie — October 21, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

    We're having a few warm days here so this would be a perfect drink before the cold weather comes in again!

  13. 13

    noobcook — October 26, 2009 @ 4:15 am

    So refreshing! ^_^ I should make some cucumber drink to cool down in Singapore's tropical heat.

  14. 14

    Ravenous Couple — October 26, 2009 @ 4:28 am

    table talk: let us know how it goes!

    5 star foodie: this is such a cool/healthy drink, it's good any day :)

    noobcook: thanks, it sure is! let us know how it goes if you try it!

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    young thing — March 15, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Local lemonade stand makes this with ground chili added to the drink and rim and it is sooo good, you wouldn’t believe it. Sweet, hot and cool all at the same time

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