A refreshing summer recipe that is made with a fantastic combination of cucumber and mint leaves, Cucumber Cooler will surely give you some relief from the scorching heat outside.
About This Recipe
Cucumber Cooler or Cucumber Detox Water is a refreshing summer drink that is made with the goodness of cucumbers and mint. Sugar is added to the cooler to make it sweet and lemon juice and black salt to add a little twist of tangy and salty taste in it.
Add in some ice cubes and water and stir it to make this delectable cooler. You can even add a little ginger, it gives a nice taste to the cooler.
If you can find fresh basil in the market, it tastes amazing in this drink and you can use it as a substitute for mint. It gets ready in no time, which means you don’t have to spend more time in the kitchen in this scorching heat.
You can substitute cucumber with fruits like Orange, Kiwi, Strawberry to make another refreshing drink, depending on what fruit is in season. So, don’t wait more! Next time you throw a party, serve this satiating Cucumber Mint Cooler Cocktail and sip it along with your friends.
Cucumber: The key ingredients of this drink is Cucumber. It is very hydrating, as it is one of the vegetables with the highest water content.
Mint Leaves: Mint Leaves adds a refreshing taste to this drink. Make sure you use fresh mint, to get the most taste out of it.
Lemon: Lemon juice adds the much-needed tanginess in this drink, and tastes great with the combination of mint and cucumber.
Sugar: Add a little sugar to make it sweet, you can even skip the sugar and make this drink savory. It tastes great both ways. You can even add honey instead of sugar for a healthy alternative.
Black Salt: With the sweet taste from sugar and tanginess from lemon, a little salt really makes the difference in this drink. If black salt is not available, you can add regular salt too.
Ice Cubes: Making it chilled is very important for summers. You can either add crushed ice or ice cubes in the glass before pouring this drink.
Step By Step Recipe
Cut 3-4 very thin slices of cucumber for garnishing. Peel the remaining cucumber and cut into small pieces. Add the cucumber in a blender with sugar, mint leaves, and 1 cup of water.
Blend everything together and strain using a sieve. Discard the pulp.
Add lemon juice, black salt and remaining water in the cucumber juice.
Add one thin slice of cucumber in each glass and put some ice cubes. Pour the drink in the glass. Garnish with lemon ring and mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can definitely add soda instead of water, if you like the fizz in your drinks.
Maybe you can try Cucumber Cooler with vodka or with gin or even tequila!
You just have added to add a little of your favorite alcohol in this cooler to make a refreshing alcoholic summer drink.
Instead of water, sparkling water can also be added to this cocktail.
Make a big batch of Cucumber Mint Cooler and store in a jar in the refrigerator, so that you can sip it the whole day, whenever you are thirsty or feel dehydrated. Don’t store this cooler for more than a day, because it tastes best when it is made fresh.
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Cucumber Cooler Recipe
- 1 Cucumber
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 6-8 Mint Leaves
- 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Black Salt
- Ice Cubes
- 3 cups Water (chilled)
- Lemon rings and mint leaves for garnishing
- Cut 3-4 very thin slices of cucumber for garnishing.
- Peel the remaining cucumber and cut into small pieces.
- Blend the cucumber in a blender with sugar, mint leaves and 1 cup of water.
- Strain using a sieve.
- Discard the pulp.
- Add lemon juice, black salt and remaining water in the cucumber juice.
- Add one thin slice of cucumber in each glass and put some ice cubes.
- Pour the drink in the glass.
- Garnish with lemon ring and mint leaves.
- Serve immediately.