I realize that cucumber season might already be done for some of you home gardeners. But, mine is still in full swing and I’m already stocked full on pickles. So, what’s a person to do with all those leftover cucumbers? Add them to cocktails, of course! To be a little more specific, I mean add them to this cucumber basil mojito (or one of the other tasty cucumber cocktails you can find on this site).
If you don’t happen to have cucumbers growing in your garden, don’t worry. Store bought ones work, too. And they are available year round so you can enjoy this cucumber basil mojito whenever your little heart desires.
Instead of using simple syrup as you would in a regular mojito recipe, I decided to use honey syrup as the sweetener. Either one will work, I just like the different taste that honey provides in the drink. It also helps add a tiny bit of color to the glass, which helps with visual appeal.
- Place cucumber to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
- Add basil, white rum, lime juice and honey syrup and fill the shaker with ice.
- Shake and double strain into an ice filled highball glass.
- Top with soda water.
- Garnish with the cucumber slices and sprig of basil.
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