Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Cucumber Mint Lemonade, a simple 5-ingredient recipe featuring refreshing cucumbers and fresh mint. This thirst-quenching beverage can be served as a mocktail or cocktail for your next gathering and is sure to be your go-to summer treat.

a lemonade with cucumber and mint on a white table with lemons

Love lemonade? So do we! There’s nothing better than a chilled glass of cucumber mint lemonade on a hot day. That’s why we decide to make our own homemade lemonade with fresh summer cucumber and mint.

πŸ‘‰ Here are three reasons why you should make your own lemonade at home:

  • It’s quick and easy. This recipe comes together with just a handful of ingredients in a matter of minutes. Simply squeeze the juice out of your lemons and mix with muddled cucumber and mint.
  • It’s better for you. With just a small amount of added sugar, this recipe uses fresh, simple ingredients that are nutrient-rich. It’s a healthy alternative to store-bought lemonade or soda, which typically have tons of sugar and extra ingredients.
  • It’s tasty. The most important is that this lemonade tastes amazing! It’s art and lightly sweetened with great flavor from refreshing cucumber and mint.

Ready to learn how to make homemade lemonade with cucumber and mint? Let’s do it!


πŸ‹ Ingredients

This DIY lemonade couldn’t be easier to make, but here are a list of ingredients, substitutions, and variation ideas.

  • Lemon: You can’t make lemonade without lemons! These add the sweet and tart flavor that you won’t be able to get enough of.
  • Cucumber: A cool, refreshing vegetable that makes this lemonade recipe extra hydrating.
  • Mint Leaves: A fragrant, refreshing herb with flavors that infuse perfectly in lemonade. You could also use basil, thyme, or rosemary in this recipe.
  • Sweetener: We added a touch of sweet to this recipe with a little sugar. You can make sparkling lemonade without sugar, or use maple syrup or honey as an alternative.
  • Water: Plan water is the base of this recipe. You could also use sparkling water as well for a bubbly alternative.
  • Recommended tools: glass pitcher, cocktail muddler, citrus juicer
lemons, lemon juice, sugar, mint, and cucumber on a white table
Ingredients: lemon juice, cucumber, mint, sugar, water

πŸ‘‰ How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Make a simple syrup

First, we want to make a simple syrup by dissolving the sugar into a bit of water. This makes it easier to sweeten the lemonade to your own taste preference. You can also use a premade Lemon Syrup Concentrate and add water to make lemonade.

Mix together 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water until boiling, then stir until all the sugar is dissolved.

Then remove the pan from heat and cool the syrup at room temperature or in the refrigerator, which takes about 15 minutes.

a hand pouring sugar from a measuring cup into a saucepan with water
Boil sugar and water to make a simple syrup

2️⃣ Step Two: Muddle fruit + herbs

In a large pitcher, add sliced cucumber, mint leaves, and sugar.

sliced cucumbers on a cutting board with mint and lemons
Slice cucumbers

Muddle with a large wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to release the cucumber juice and infuse it with the mint and sugar.

muddles cucumbers and mint in a pitcher on a white table
Muddle cucumbers and mint

3️⃣ Step Three: Mix lemonade and serve

Pour the lemon juice, simple syrup, and water into the pitcher and mix with a large spoon until well combined

Serve by pouring over ice in a small glass and topping with a cucumber slice and mint leaf as garnish.

a pitcher of lemonade with cucumbers and mint on a white table

❓ Recipe questions + quick tips

How do you make cucumber and mint drinks?

You can make cucumber and mint drinks by combining them with lemon and sparkling water for lemonade! Cucumber and mint can also be used for infused water drinks, spritzers, and other types of beverages. Another way to use cucumber and mint in drinks is by using them as garnishes.

Can you make this cucumber mint lemonade recipe with alcohol?

This recipe is made alcohol-free as a mocktail, but you can make it a cocktail by adding 1 ounce (30 milliliters) of your favorite spirit. Vodka or gin would work great!

What is cucumber mint and lemon water good for?

Cucumber and mint water is refreshing, hydrating, and detoxifying. Drinking beverages made with cucumber and mint may be helpful for digestion. Cucumber is also a source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and magnesium.

a glass of lemonade with cucumber and mint garnish on a table with lemons

🧊 How to store

You can make a big batch of this lemonade to enjoy all week long! Here are our tips for storing this beverage:

  • If you’re using sparkling water, do not mix until ready to serve. Sparkling water loses its carbonation quickly. We recommend juicing lemons and mixing with muddled cucumbers and mint ahead of time, and then mix with sparkling water when ready to serve.
  • Refrigerator Storage: The flavored lemon juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • Freezer Storage: You can store the lemon juice in the freezer for up to one month and then thaw before use.
the top of a glass of iced lemonade with a cucumber wheel garnish and a sprig of mint

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Cucumber Mint Lemonade

A Blissful Sip
Cucumber Mint Lemonade, a simple 5-ingredient recipe featuring refreshing muddled cucumbers and fresh mint.
5 from 1 vote
Prep 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 7 cups water divided
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch mint

Instructions
 

  • Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently, about 3-5 minutes. After boiling, remove from heat and let cool or place in the refrigerator to cool quick (about 15 minutes).
  • In a large pitcher, add sliced cucumber and mint leaves and muddle with a large wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to release the cucumber juice and infuse it with the mint oils.
  • Pour the lemon juice, simple syrup, and remaining 6 cups of water into the pitcher and mix with a large spoon until well combined. Serve by pouring over ice in a small glass and topping with a cucumber and mint leaf as garnish.

Notes

  • Lemon juice vs. real lemons: One whole lemon produces about 2-3 ounces (1/4-1/3 cups) lemon juice, so if you are squeezing from lemons then go for 4-5 lemons.
  • Tools Needed: glass pitcher, cocktail muddler, citrus juicer
  • Leftovers and Storage:Β Lemon juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up 4-5 days and can be frozen for up to one month and then thawed before use.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ouncesCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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