Inspired by gorgeous springtime green, this recipe for Cucumber Mojitos is perfect for spring and summer! Muddling freshly sliced cucumbers, mint leaves, lime wedges, and a touch of sweetener creates the perfect flavor base for a refreshing sparkling mocktail or cocktail that’ll be the star of any garden party. Best of all, this simple mojito recipe takes just 5 minutes to assemble, meaning garden-fresh flavor is never far from reach.
If you’re someone who likes to entertain, it’s always a good idea to have a seasonally appropriate drink recipe at the ready. These lightened-up cucumber mint mojitos are a real crowd pleaser, and since they’re made with Truvia Original Sweetener, they’re delicious without the added sugar!
About This Recipe
Springtime has brought warmer weather to Colorado, which means my garden is beginning to emerge from its winter slumber. My yerba buena (mint plant) is currently spreading like weeds — I call my bush of mint my “mojito garden.”
Cool mint plays gorgeously against acidic limes and sweet cucumbers for a sipping sensation that I just can’t get enough of. This yummy mixture pairs well with light-bodied white rum, but it is just as delicious as a booze-free refresher when topped with club soda.
For those of you who may be trying to cut back on sugar, you’ll be pleased to note that these delightful cucumber mojitos are lower in calories thanks to Truvia Original Sweetener. Making this simple switch will save you about 50 calories per cocktail!
But does it taste good? Heck yeah! The sweetness of Truvia’s products come from stevia leaf extract, derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. That means you can feel good about serving it to your guests. I’ll raise a glass to that!
Ingredients & Substitutions
You don’t need much to make these cucumber mint mojitos a reality. Here’s what you’ll need to gather:
- Lime – For your mojitos to taste bright and fresh, be sure to grab fresh limes! To get the most juice out of your citrus, give the fruit a firm roll on the countertop for 10-15 seconds before slicing it in half.
- Fresh Mint Leaves – Any type of mint will work well here! Also, remember that mint is a snap to grow; just make sure you stick it in its own planter.
- Truvia Original Sweetener – This is the golden ticket to these lightened-up cucumber mojitos.
- Cucumber – I typically reach for seedless cucumbers. If you get a regular cucumber, just be sure to scrape the seeds out ahead of time. Simply cut it “hot dog” style, then use a spoon to remove them.
- Ice – If you can get your hands on pellet or crushed ice, I’d recommend it for this refreshing beverage.
- White Rum – Don’t confuse this with coconut rum or spiced rum. You want it clear and unflavored for the brightest, freshest flavor.
- Club Soda – Feel free to trade in sparkling water or seltzer instead.
How To Make A Cucumber Mojito
One of the best things about this simple cucumber mojito recipe is how quickly it comes together. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Blend. Purée cucumber in a blender or food processor with fresh lime juice.
Step 2: Muddle. Gently muddle lime wedges, mint, and Truvia Original Sweetener in a glass with a muddler.
Step 3: Assemble & Enjoy. Add the blended cucumber to the glass with the muddled ingredients along with rum, club soda, and fill with ice. Salud!
While these refreshing cucumber mojito cocktails are a snap to make, I’ve learned some important lessons along the way:
- Garnishing gets you the gold. Making happy hour at home feel just as fancy as your favorite watering hole is simple: just add a garnish! Whether you do long ribbons or round slices of cucumber, lime wedges or rounds, or a big sprig of mint, you have plenty of options using the ingredients you already have on hand.
- Muddle, don’t mangle. Muddling is the act of releasing oils from herbs like mint by pressing against the leaves gently, without bruising them. The mint oil released from the leaves during muddling – in combination with the cucumber and lime juice – give this drink it’s refreshing aroma and taste.
- Mint likes to spread. If you, like me, want to have plenty of fresh mint on hand so you can make mojitos whenever the inspiration strikes, make sure to plant your mint in separate containers! If you don’t, you’ll risk it overpopulating and strangling out the rest of your garden.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not have a muddler, there’s no need to worry. You can still muddle using one of these kitchen tools in your home: wooden spoon, mortar and pestle, or rolling pin.
This recipe can be increased to make a pitcher and can be made a few hours in advance for a fiesta, or just because. Just add the alcohol when you’re ready to serve.
Truvia Original Sweetener is available in Packets, a Spoonable Jar, and a 17oz Spoonable Refill bag, so you can keep it on the bar.
I suggest reaching for the best white rum you can find in your price point. White rum can also be sold as “blanco” or “silver,” so don’t feel confused! Also, be sure you’re reaching for regular white rum, not the coconut kind, or you’ll risk your drink being far too sweet.
Absolutely! Just swap out the rum for an extra splash of club soda.
More Mojitos Recipes
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- ½ lime, juiced
- ½ lime, cut into wedges
- 3-4 sprigs fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon Truvia Original Sweetener
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and pureed
- 2 ounces white rum
- 4 ounces club soda
- Puree cucumber in a food processor with the fresh lime juice. Pour into a glass filled with ice.
- Gently muddle lime wedges, mint, and Truvia Original Sweetener in the muddler.
- Add the muddled ingredients to the glass with rum and club soda.
- Mocktail: Just swap out the rum for an extra splash of club soda.
- This recipe can be increased to make a pitcher and can be made a few hours in advance for a fiesta.
- White rum can also be sold as “blanco” or “silver,” so don’t feel confused! Also, be sure you’re reaching for regular white rum, not the coconut kind, or you’ll risk your drink being far too sweet.
Photography by Jenna Sparks
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