Cucumber Vodka Soda.
I mean, it’s like we’re drinking SALAD.
It’s so green that I feel healthier just looking at it. Don’t you?!
I love cocktails with a hint of cucumber. It has to be right though. Because truly, when there is too much cucumber in a drink, I actually think that it does taste like salad. Too much salad.
Eddie LOATHES cucumbers. I mean, absolutely hates them. If he orders a green juice with cucumber in it by mistake, he can barely drink it. That’s how much he hates the taste. Kind of like me with celery.
Don’t bring that stuff near me.
No way, no how. You could cover it with chocolate and bacon and throw it on avocado toast and I still wouldn’t eat it.
Anyhoo. I kind of wanted to call this a cucumber COOLER and not only because it reminds me of drinking Hi-C ecto cooler juice boxes when I was kid on a hot and sunny summer day where we’d spend twelve hours outside. I didn’t even like juice but I wanted to drink that green mess like it was going out of style.
And yes, I realize that I sound 54 years old and completely NOT with the times, but why isn’t anyone ever outside anymore? Because everyone is working and then inside at home on the internets looking up cucumber cocktails? I hope.
THIS here juice (yes, let’s call it juice) is so super refreshing on that hot summer day.
it quenches your thirst,
it doesn’t make you feel terrible like a few beers or one margarita might.
It’s everything your summer wants! It told me so.
Cucumber Vodka Soda
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cucumber juice, you will need 2 to 3 seedless cucumbers
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 1 to 2 cups cold seltzer water, lime is great!
- crushed ice for serving
- lime and cucumber slices for garnish
- To make the cucumber juice (if you don’t have a juicer), puree peeled seedless cucumbers (probably 2 of them) in a blender with a touch of water. Pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer into a large measuring cup.
- In a large pitcher, combine the cucumber juice, lime juice, vodka and simply syrup. Stir well then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Before serving, pour in the cold seltzer water, starting with 1 cup. Taste and if desired, add in more simple syrup and seltzer. Pour the mixture over crushed ice and garnish with lime wedges and cucumber slices!
- Also, if you really want to UP the cucumber flavor, you can use cucumber vodka.
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78 Comments on “Cucumber Vodka Soda.”
Love this de-tox, re-tox situation that you’ve got going on here. This is THE perfect sipper for the hottest of Summer days! And way more adult than ecto-cooler (although, I would still totally drink that too!). XOXO!
detox retox, yes!!
Green beans are the bane of my existence. Cucumbers are a whole different story though. :D
so funny, green beans are one of the first veggies i learned to enjoy!
Beans are not a Vegetable though, but a Legume, and is not good for you at all!
The bad part about it, is how it strips your body from Vitamins and Minerals, and keep your body from properly obtaining / use them…
Looking at this makes me so happy! What a gorgeous shade of green
Definitely making this! I bet it would be great with cucumber gin (Hendrick’s) as well. Love it – thanks!
oh it totally would!
This is the definition of balance, right? Veggies and booze, all the way!
Ecto-cooler was the only Hi-C flavor we were allowed to have as kids (totally random). I love the color of this and have some tequila barrel rested gin that looks perfect for this!
what on earth WAS it about that dang ecto cooler!
Well, since I am 54, I guess I’m just not “with it” enough to read your blog anymore.
jules i was being completely facetious – did not mean to offend, i was saying that I (me!) am not with the times because i wish everyone was still outside like they were when i was a kid. and not indoors stuck on the internet (like i am right now!)
Jess! This drink is speaking to my soul. Growing up I was always into the Strawberry Kiwi Kraze Hi-C… and now I pretty much can’t stand anything strawberry-kiwi flavored. But cucumber and vodka – yes ma’am!
omg i was OBSESSED with everything strawberry kiwi!!! and i agree, today it’s so sweet it sickens me!
Huh. My husband hates cucumbers too. And asparagus. (More for me)
oooh yes more for you. :)
i misread the title at first and thought it really did say “cucumber vodka SALAD” and my initial thought was “is this an acceptable thing now? calling my cocktail a salad? because I’m SO DOWN”……but then I realized my mistake.
these look so refreshing! might have to give them a try this weekend with Denver weather in the 90s.
bahahaha. i should’ve went there.
I keep seeing cocktail recipes lately and I have to stop myself from tasting them all x
WHAT is with men and cucumbers? Dave hates them too, it’s so annoying lol. This looks amaaaze & I’m loving all the drinks recipes lately!! xo
so odd! i wonder why?!
This is a juicing routine that I could follow! My real life job is working in Parks & Rec so during the summer I actually do get to spend 12 hours a day outside. It’s not quite as relaxing as it was when I was a kid though… :)
that seriously sounds like such an awesome job!!
my first thought: LESLIE KNOPE! so cool :)
This looks so refreshing! Perfect summer drink for by the pool.
totally! thanks emily!
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Ecto cooler is everything
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Yumm! These look so refreshing and tasty! Cocktails on Fridays are a MUST. Can’t wait to try!
I made cucumber juice for the first time last summer. Loved it! I added it to smoothies and an occasional lemon/cucumber water. I never once thought about adding it to a cocktail. This looks delicious! I know what I’ll be sipping this weekend, outside!
I really, really, REALLY want this right now. ??. So much goodness happening here!
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Have you tried the Cucumber Seltzer from Spindrift? (My Trader Joe’s carries it.) It has a SUPER intense cucumber flavor. Interested to see what you might create with it!!!
Yummy, will definitely be making this for summer! Cucumbers in drinks are great. Try adding a sliced cucumber to a gin and tonic too! Totally changes the drink, much cleaner tasting.
ummm, helloooo lover! i think i need this (more like ten of these) in my life ASAP. sounds like a new summer go-to, for sure.
I made this last night; so good! Very refreshing for the super hot and humid days here in Alabama.
These sound like an absolutely incredible summer drink. I’m so pumped to try them! Thank you for sharing!
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perfect. for so many reasons.
1. I want to try every cocktail I see
2. I hate beer and wine
3. I have a garden full of cucumbers
4. Im 56 and just came in from the garden to look up cucumber recipes online
thanks! I can’t wait to try it!
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