Cucumber Mojitos are a refreshing twist on the classic cocktail that tastes great with or without the booze!
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Before I got pregnant, I didn’t think I’d really miss drinking—after all, I wasn’t a heavy or frequent drinker. But what I’ve realized is that I really enjoy the romantic ritual a good pint of craft beer or a perfectly crafted cocktail (and well, the taste rocks, too), and that ritual is something I’ve been missing, especially with warmer weather here.
So, I’ve been living in the world of mocktails! The mocktails give me the same romanticism of sipping on a regular cocktail, without any fear of harming the little human growing in my belly. It’s not quite the same, but it’s still fun to explore. And while I’ve yet to stumble onto a good virgin beer (yeah, right), I have stumbled onto some seriously delicious mocktail recipes. And this cucumber mojito is high up on the list.
I first tried a virgin cucumber mojito during our anniversary dinner, and it was such a fun and delicious combination of flavors, I knew I had to recreate it at home. I’ve been alternating this drink with virgin margaritas (I’ve just been blending organic margarita mix with ice) for a nice cocktail hour treat while sitting on the front porch. Of course, if you aren’t growing a baby, you can add rum to yours. I’m sure it’s even better that way!
This refreshing twist on the classic cocktail tastes great with or without the booze!
- Juice of one lime
- 2 sprigs mint, leaves removed from stem
- 1/4 cucumber, peeled and deseeded
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 ounces white rum, optional
- Club soda
- Cucumber slices, lime wedges or mint leaves for garnish
- Blend together the lime juice, mint, cucumber and honey in a blender until smooth. Fill a high ball glass with ice, pour cucumber mixture over top, add in rum if using, and fill glass with club soda. Garnish with cucumber slices, lime wedges or mint leaves.