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Low Cal Cocktail: Margarita With Cucumber Juice
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3 Refreshing & Hydrating Cucumber Drink Recipes

Three light cocktail recipes with fresh cucumber juice to keep you hydrated on hot summer days.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: cucumber
Servings: 6
Author: Ana Stanciu
Cost: $20

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Colander
  • Shaker
  • Sauce pan

Ingredients

Low-Cal Margarita with Cucumber Juice

  • 2 pounds fresh cucumbers
  • 6 limes, juice only (plus extra for garnishing)
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
  • Ice cubes to serve

Cucumber and Basil-Infused Lime Daiquiri

    For the basil syrup

    • 1 cup water
    • Handful fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tbsp agave nectar

    For the cocktail

    • 3 medium cucumbers (with skin)
    • 3 limes, freshly squeezed juice only
    • 3 tsp basil syrup
    • 6 ounces white rum
    • Ice cubes, lime slices, fresh basil leaves (to serve)

    Watermelon Cucumber Slush

    • 1 cucumber (peeled, cut into chunks)
    • 4 cups watermelon
    • 1/4 cup mint leaves
    • 3 tbsp raw sugar
    • 1 tbsp lemon/lime juice

    Instructions

    Low-Cal Margarita with Cucumber Juice

    • Cut the cucumbers in cubes, and place them in the blender with the lime juice. Pulse to obtain a gorgeous green colored liquid.
      Low Cal Cocktail: Margarita With Cucumber Juice
    • Use a colander to remove the cucumber pulp.
    • Place the juice in a shaker with the ice cubes and honey.
    • Pour into serving glasses, add a drizzle of triple sec, decorate with lime slices, and serve.
      Cucumber Lime Margarita

    Cucumber and Basil-Infused Lime Daiquiri

    • Mix all ingredients for the syrup, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Cool, strain and store in the fridge for up to 3weeks.
      Cucumber Daiquiri with Basil Agave Syrup | HelloGlow.co
    • Wash the cucumbers thoroughly, cut into slices, and add them into the blender along with the lime juice.
    • Process to obtain a gorgeous green liquid. Strain. Add the liquid in a cocktail shaker together with the white rum and some ice cubes. Shake well to combine.
    • Fill the serving glasses with fresh ice cubes, then strain the daiquiri mixture into glasses. Add 1 teaspoon of basil syrup to each serving glass. Garnish with lime slices and fresh basil leaves, and serve immediately.
      Cucumber Daiquiri with Basil Agave Syrup | HelloGlow.co

    Watermelon Cucumber Slush

    • Blend together and then pour through a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the solids.
      Cucumber Watermelon Slush
    • Combine watermelon juice with 2 cups of ice in a blender and pulse until slushy.

    Notes

    Low-Cal Margarita with Cucumber Juice
    If you don't have honey, feel free to use agave nectar, maple syrup, or even rice syrup. Unrefined Muscovado is also an option because it preserves all of the naturally occurring nourishing minerals from sugar cane.
    You can scale this recipe up or down depending on the number of people you'll be serving.
    Cucumber and Basil-Infused Lime Daiquiri
    You can keep this syrup in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks and use it in lemonades or other cocktail recipes. Its fragrant flavor adds an interesting twist to any summer drink.
    Watermelon Cucumber Slush
    Best served immediately but you can also freeze any leftovers.