A refreshing summer recipe that is made with a fantastic combination of cucumber and mint leaves, this Cucumber Cooler will surely give you some relief from the scorching heat outside.
Looking for more Summer Drinks, here are some more that will give you an instant relief from the scorching heat – Blueberry Mojito, Virgin Mojito, Apple Iced Tea, Watermelon Juice, Mango Mojito and Strawberry Lemonade.
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.
It often happens that we are not able to keep ourselves hydrated with water in Summers, so this Cucumber Cooler is a delicious and interesting way to keep yourself hydrated. Just sip on a full chilled glass of this, whenever you feel thirsty.
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.
This Cucumber Cooler is,
- Easy to make
- A great way to get relief from the heat
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.
Just peel the cucumber, chop it finely and then grind it with other ingredients.
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. You can even replace mint with basil or rosemary leaves.
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, maple syrup, or agave nectar 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.
Water – I have added water in this drink but you can definitely add soda or sparkling water.
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
It depends on you! I like to peel it, to get a smooth cucumber mixture, but if you do not mind the dark green peel in your drinks, you can grind them without peeling too.
While chopping the cucumber, I always remove the seeds and then chop them to make juice. It gives a smooth texture to the cooler, otherwise, the seeds can come in your mouth.
But sometimes cucumbers are even seedless, so just peel them and chop to use in the cooler.
You can easily double or triple this recipe, if you are planning to prepare it for a large crowd.
It depends on you! I always prefer to add in freshly squeezed lemon juice, as I feel delivers a much better taste than Store bought Lemon Juice. But yes, if you do not have lemons at home, you can definitely use store bought lemon juice.
Boozy – 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.
If you want to make it ahead of time, you can store the cucumber mixture which is prepared with cucumber, sugar, mint leaves, and water. Strain and store in the fridge in a glass jar until you are ready to use it. Do not keep the cucumber mixture stored for more than a day.
Add lemon juice, black salt, water, and some ice cubes, mix and serve it fresh.
Pro Tips By Neha
Taste the cucumber before using, sometimes they turn out bitter, which will ruin the taste of your cooler too.
If you want to avoid sugar, you can add in honey for a healthy alternative.
If you are preparing it for a party, make the cucumber mint leaves mixture beforehand and store in the fridge. Later you just have to add lemon juice, black salt, water, and some ice cubes.
Use fresh mint leaves for the best taste. Avoid using the wilted ones.
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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.