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Cucumber Mojito with Basil Peppermint

By Tia Ohm

This recipe is a twist on your classic mojito. The cucumber gives it a very crisp and refreshing taste, while the basil peppermint gives it depth and uniqueness; a perfect addition to the poolside this weekend.  This can be made ahead of time in bulk for a party or a beach trip; just follow step one, fridge it, and save the other steps for before serving. Please enjoy, but beware, these are dangerously delicious.

What You’ll Need:

  • About 1/4 organic cucumber, chopped and more sliced for garnish
  • 8 basil peppermint leaves (or just regular peppermint)
  • 1/2 lime, sliced in half
  • About 1 T maple syrup or raw sugar
  • 2 oz gin, rum or vodka (optional)
  • club soda

What to Do:

  1. Muddle the chopped cucumber, mint, lime (including rind) and sweetener together in the bottom of a glass with the back of a spoon. We found a wooden spoon to work best.
  2. Add your liquor (if using) and more syrup or lime if needed.
  3. Fill with ice and top with club soda and give it a good stir.
  4. Garnish with sliced cucumber, and enjoy with a straw.

Note: If you like a frozen drink, try blending it all together (minus lime rind) for a slushy mojito.

Makes 1 drink