Tuesday, March 24, 2015

cucumber mint lemonade . . . a Spring & Summer mocktail



Have you ever sipped on a tall glass of cucumber mint lemonade brimming with sliced cucumbers and lemons . . . and a tall sprig of fresh mint!?

It's so incredibly refreshing and delicious . . . a pretty drink to enjoy Spring through the hot days of Summer.





We hosted a mocktail bar at our oldest son's 21st birthday last month. Since it was my first time hosting one, I researched and researched . . . and then sampled . . . so many mocktail recipes!

There were two party favorites, and this was one of them.

I think what makes these kinds of drinks so fun and unique is that the pitcher and glasses are FULL of fresh and beautiful ingredients . . . making them feel (and look) special!






Although I took a shortcut and used Simply Lemonade as my base (which by the way is an AMAZING all natural lemonade), I added lots of fresh sliced cucumbers and lemons for additional FRESH flavors.

Oh, and I add a secret ingredient . . . LIME slices! The lime cuts through the tart lemon . . . rounding out all the flavors.

And because I add a tall sprig of mint to each glass, its heavenly fresh scent is the first thing you smell when you sip this refreshing mocktail. Ahhhh!





cucumber mint lemonade mocktail
1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
2 bunches of mint leaves


Pour Lemonade into a large pitcher.
Place 1 bunch of mint leaves into pitcher, and muddle them with the back of a wooden spoon.
Add half of the cucumber and lemon slices.
Refrigerate for up to an hour before serving.
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Add several cucumber and lemon slices, 1-2 LIME slices, and one sprig of mint to each glass.
Pour cold lemonade over the fruit slices and mint.
ENJOY!







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16 comments:

  1. oh this sounds so refreshing...love cucumber and water together now I need to add a little mint and lemon!

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  2. This sounds very refreshing and I will definitely try it, now where exactly can I find these 'hot days of summer' you speak of???

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  3. Well, I wasn't thirsty until I looked at your cucumber and mint lemonade and now I'm parched!! The lime slices in it would give it another element of flavor. Excellent photos -- I can't wait to make this. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. this looks so refreshing! I am a fan of cucumber and mint together! Hope this finds you smiling xo

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  5. Hello! Stopping by from the Creative Ways link party. This looks great! I love to make cucumber mint infused water for the summertime, so making it a lemonade sounds even better! Thanks for sharing and great photos!

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  6. Now, this looks refreshing! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  7. Your photographs are always so beautiful. This looks and sounds delicious. With some gin. ;)

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  8. This looks so incredibly refreshing, I love it. Perfect to sit in the sun and relax with.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  9. I love these flavors together and can't wait to try it! Blessings, Cecilia

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  10. This looks so yummy! I absolutely love mint in lemonade

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  11. These look so gorgeous and refreshing!

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  12. Can't wait t try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. bonbon @ farmhouse 40

    This is looks so refreshing. I love cucumbers so can't wait to make this tonight. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  14. This looks wonderfully refreshing! Can't wait to sip a glass ... or two ... this summer! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend. :)

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  15. Looks wonderful :)

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  16. No wonder this was a favorite at your son's party! This looks delicious! I'm featuring this post at the Talented Tuesdays Link Party tomorrow - pop on over and grab a button!

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