How to make: Cucumber Infused Vodka

The last infused vodka tutorial was for raspberry infused vodka. This time, we are going to show you how to make cucumber infused vodka. It’s perfect for those of you that have cucumber overload from the garden right now like I do.

cucumber infused vodka

Awhile back, Carri did a review on Square One Organic Cucumber Vodka. Not only did she really like the vodka, she also liked the company that makes it. I never did purchase my own bottle of it although I had some ideas for cucumber vodka cocktails.

how to make cucumber vodka

In my garden this year I planted two cucumber plants. One of them didn’t make it. The other one has been producing like crazy. I’ve been using them in green juices and for snacking but I can’t keep up.


So I decided to make my own cucumber infused vodka. Because what else is there to do with cucumbers? Well, besides muddle them for cocktails like the cucumber gin martini. Or pickle them, which I’ll probably do soon.

how to make cucumber infused vodka

To start with, I made a pint of cucumber infused vodka. I’m sure by the end of summer I’ll end up making a full bottle of it. That way it will last for a few months through fall.

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How to make cucumber infused vodka


  • 1 organic cucumber
  • Vodka
  • Mason jar or some other glass container with a lid


  1. Slice cucumber and put in mason jar. I did a half a cucumber for a pint of vodka.
  2. Fill the jar with vodka.
  3. Seal the jar and store it in the fridge. Every day give it a little shake.
  4. After two days start checking the flavor. It should take two days to two weeks to infuse. Mine took about a week.
  5. Once the flavor is acceptable, strain the cucumber infused vodka.
  6. Label the jar with the name of contents and date. That’s it.
  7. Use as you would in all of your favorite cucumber vodka cocktails.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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5 comments… add one
  • Nicole March 15, 2015, 10:07 am

    I was always told to remove the cucumber seeds before putting them into the vodka because the seeds will make the drink very bitter. You peel the cucumber, slice it lengthwise in half, scoop the seeds out with a spoon, then dice or slice the cucumber. Place the diced/sliced cucumbers into the vodka, close the lid tightly and let sit in a cool, dark place for 2 days to 2 weeks. You’ll want to remove the cucumber after 2 weeks because left any longer will also make the drink very bitter.

    • Jessica Torres March 16, 2015, 6:22 pm

      Interesting. I don’t recall mine being bitter at all, but I’ll have to do some testing this summer when my cucumbers are overflowing in the garden again.

  • Matthew Amstein August 13, 2016, 3:56 pm

    I was just wondering how long the vodka lasts after you remove the cucumbers.

    • Jessica Torres August 23, 2016, 9:25 am

      It should last for up to a year but I usually finish it way before that.

  • Randy August 20, 2016, 9:54 am

    I made this and it’s absolutely delicious! But, I get no feeling that I’m consuming alcohol… Seriously, after a couple of drinks, when otherwise I would be getting a nice warm feeling from the alcohol, I get practically nothing. Second batch I made, I tasted the cukes as i strained them out and they were bitter as heck, but the leftover liquid was still delicious. I just wonder if the cukes aren’t soaking up the alcohol.


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