Summer cocktail recipe with cucumber, lime and mint


Up your cocktail game with a refreshing cooler, made for sunny days. This summer cocktail recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It’s sure to go down a treat at your next BBQ or party. Plus, with cucumber, lime and mint, it’s a winning combination.

We’ve added gin to this summer cocktail recipe to make it super grown-up, but you can easily omit alcohol for a tasty alternative that’s ideal for non-drinkers and designated drivers.

Mint adds a refreshing pep here and is in abundance during the summer months. Use fresh leaves straight from the garden or a windowsill box for the best flavour.

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    • Cocktail shaker
    • Two tall glasses


    • 2cm cucumber, skin on, juiced, plus 4 thin cucumber ribbons to garnish
    • 70ml gin
    • 2 handfuls of ice
    • 1 small handful of mint leaves, bashed, plus 2 sprigs of mint to serve
    • 2 limes, juiced
    • 1 tbsp agave syrup (to taste)
    • Soda water


    1. Curl the cucumber ribbons inside each glass.
    2. Place the gin, a handful of ice, the mint leaves, cucumber juice, lime and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine.
    3. Strain into the two glasses, add the extra ice and top up with soda water to taste. Serve with a sprig of mint in each.