Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail

October 14, 2023
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Quench your thirst with this revitalizing Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail. This alcohol-free refreshment is a burst of cool cucumber, zesty lime, and invigorating mint—a perfect sip for any occasion.

Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail

This refreshing Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail is a vibrant and zesty concoction that combines premium ginger beer, the coolness of cucumber, the freshness of mint, and a subtle kick of warmth from fresh ginger. Made even more special with homemade cucumber mint ice cubes--adding a burst of cool and herbal freshness. The best part? You can whip up this cucumber mocktail recipe in just 10 minutes flat! Elevate any occasion or holiday with this refreshing drink! Vegan.

Two glasses of mocktails with lemons and herbs.

What Makes This Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail SO TASTY?

I have a bit of a mint obsession when it comes to my mocktails. Mint has this amazing knack for taking a good drink and giving it that extra pop of fresh flavor! I'm personally so happy about adding this Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail recipe to Orchids + Sweet Tea finally because it's seriously delicious.

This non-alcoholic gem can elevate any gathering, from casual hangouts to holiday celebrations. Like many of my other mocktails, this one's all about exploring exciting flavor combinations that you're going to love. It's a crowd-pleaser for the whole family, especially if they're into that cozy, warming ginger spice. My ginger lovers, be sure to try this Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail, Easy Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale and Peachy Ginger Beer Mocktail next!

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Plus, this is super easy to makerequires just a handful of ingredients, comes whipped together in 10 minutes (or less), and is the perfect balance between spicy ginger + sweet citrus. Love citrus? Try these Citrus Ginger Turmeric Ice Cubes

Ginger root and fresh mint leaves on a cutting board with a knife.

What is A Mocktail?

So if you're sitting here thinking, what is a mocktail? Let me explain. A mocktail is like a party in a glass, minus the hangover. It's a delicious and refreshing drink that's packed with all the flavor and complexity of a traditional cocktail but without any of alcohol.

Whether you're a designated driver, a health-conscious human, or just someone who wants to enjoy a delicious drink without the buzz, mocktails are the perfect solution.

Ginger mint syrup in a saucepan on a dark green table for ginger mocktail recipe.

Are Mocktails Healthy?

Mocktails can be healthy, depending on the ingredients used. Fresh juices, herbal teas, and natural sweeteners like honey can provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, mocktails made with high-calorie syrups, sodas, and artificial flavors can be less healthy.

Y'all know my mocktail menu for Orchids & Sweet Tea I like to keep it natural and healthy. Even with this Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail, you can sub the sugar with brown coconut sugar for a healthier twist or use maple syrup instead if you don't care about using brown sugar.

Ice cubes in a bowl on a black table with a bottle of ginger beer in background.

How To Make Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail

Preparing this mocktail involves a few key elements: crafting cucumber mint ice cubes in your favorite ice cube tray, whipping up a ginger mint simple syrup, and finally, assembling the other mocktail ingredients with some delightful garnishes. Not to worry, though; the process is surprisingly straightforward. Once you've got your ice cubes and simple syrup ready, it's smooth sailing, and you can easily make a batch of Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktails to enjoy!



  • Cucumber: Adds a refreshing, cool element to the mocktail when frozen into ice cubes.
  • Mint Leaves: Infuses a delightful hint of minty freshness into every sip.
  • Filtered water.


  • Ginger Root: Imparts a warming, spicy note that complements the other flavors.
  • Mint Leaves: Enhances the mocktail with a burst of herbal aroma.
  • Organic Cane Sugar. Adds the sweetness.
  • Filtered water.


  • Cucumber: Provides a crisp, hydrating base for the mocktail.
  • Lemon Juice: Offers a zesty and citrusy tang.
  • Ginger Mint Simple Syrup: Sweetens and infuses the drink with ginger and mint flavors.
  • Premium Ginger Beer: Adds effervescence and an extra kick of ginger spice


  • Cucumber Slices: Enhance the mocktail's appearance and add a refreshing touch.
  • Fresh Mint Leaves: Provide a fragrant, eye-catching garnish.
  • Lemon Wedges: Offer a citrusy burst and make the drink visually appealing.

Need Healthy Sweetener Options?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Ice cubes in a bowl on a black table with a bottle of ginger beer in background.

Why You'll Love This Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail

First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy Cucumber Ginger Mint is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:

  • It's Very Similar to the real 'feel' of a cocktail. Yes, while this mocktail doesn't have actual alcohol, I promise that it's just as complex in flavor, with a slight "burn" (very minimal), and tasty as any cocktail----obviously with additional bold flavors from the tart lemony flavor and the nice ginger beer fizz. Of course, you can always add a nice alcohol-free cocktail option from Ritual Zero Proof.
  • It's super fun to make! I literally love the creation of the ice cubes (if using) and the shaking of all of the ingredients the cocktail shaker too!
  • You save money! This by far is one of my biggest reasons for making my own drinks at home (minus the last point to come). You definitely save more money purchasing the ingredients and making your own servings at home.
  • It's healthier. Most of all, this is my biggest plus! I love when I am able to know what ingredients I use whenever making drinks, cooking, or baking. Making my mocktails and drinks in general at home has definitely allowed me to switch to healthier, organic ingredients which is a win, win!
Cucumber slices in brown wood bowls for ginger mocktail recipe.

What to Pair With This Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail

This Ginger Mocktail recipe is a versatile companion that complements a variety of dishes, making it a perfect choice year-round. Here are some delightful recipes that pair beautifully with this refreshing mocktail.

How Else to Use Ginger Mint Syrup?

  • Iced Tea: Sweeten your traditional iced tea with a splash of ginger mint syrup for a refreshing twist.
  • Desserts: Drizzle it over fruit salads, vanilla ice cream, or yogurt for a burst of flavor.
  • Cheesecake Topping: Transform plain cheesecake into a gourmet delight by drizzling ginger mint syrup over each slice. The sweet and tangy syrup adds a burst of flavor to every bite.
  • et by mixing ginger mint syrup with frozen fruit.
  • Smoothies: Blend it into smoothies for a hint of sweetness and herbal goodness, it would go beautifully with this Super Green Detox Smoothie
Two glasses of cucumber mint mocktails with lemon, ginger root, and fresh mint.

How to Make Clear Ice Cubes without a Clear Ice Cube Mold

One of the greatest phenomenons when it comes to ice cubes has been seeing super clear ice cubes from those clear ice cube systems or molds and wanting to try it, but not necessarily wanting to have a huge contraption in my freezer. Haha. Anyone else feel my pain? Whelp, no need to worry----I've done my research and tested it out a bit and have found some solutions to help those of us who don't have any fancy system to making clear ice cubes. Here are a few ways:

Tip #1: It's best to use water that is distilled or super-filtered to avoid gasses and dissolved oxygen, which are the two things that cause our ice to "fog up" when frozen.

Tip #2: Boil your water and freeze your water hot. Again, much to my previous point, this removes any dissolved oxygen or gasses. Just be sure to carefully pour the hot water into your ice cube tray or mold-----preferably one made from materials that naturally insulates like silicone. Also, ensure that your tray lays FLAT while freezing.

Tip #3: Slow freeze your ice cubes. This should be done for about 24 hours, which allows any impurities to be forced out of the ice---resulting in much clearer ice.


Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail recipe. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cubes trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Two glasses of cucumber mint mocktail with lemon, ginger root, and fresh mint.

Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail Recipe Q + A's

Can I add alcohol to this cucumber mocktail recipe?

Of course! If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) that work great with this flavor combo are:

Can I use another carbonated drink besides ginger beer?

While ginger beer adds a unique flavor and effervescence to this mocktail, you can experiment with other carbonated beverages such as club soda or sparkling water if you prefer a milder taste. Adjust the sweetness and overall flavor balance accordingly.

Can I make more cucumber mocktails?

Absolutely! This recipe makes 2 servings, however, to make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.

How long will ginger mint simple syrup last?

If you keep this sugar syrup in the fridge tightly sealed, it will last a month! Keep it handy and add it to all your fave drinks!

Two glasses of cucumber mint mocktail with lemons and herbs.

More Fun Flavorful Mocktails To Try

Ready to take your mocktail game to the next level? Get ready to shake things up and have some fun with these other homemade sips!


If you choose to make this  Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail recipe or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!

Two glasses of mocktails with lemons and herbs.

Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail

October 14, 2023
5 from 2 votes
This refreshing Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail is a vibrant and zesty concoction that combines premium ginger beer, the coolness of cucumber, the freshness of mint, and a subtle kick of warmth from fresh ginger. Made even more special with homemade cucumber mint ice cubes--adding a burst of cool and herbal freshness. All Vegan.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ½ organic cucumber, peeled + sliced onto small pieces
  • handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped


  • 1 ¼ cups filtered water
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 ounce ginger root, peeled + chopped
  • handful fresh mint leaves


  • 1 organic cucumber, peeled + sliced
  • 1 lemon, freshly-squeezed
  • 1 cup Ginger Mint Simple Syrup
  • premium ginger beer, for topping
  • Cucumber mint ice cubes


  • Cucumber slices
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lemon wedges



  • In your favorite ice tray----add the sliced cucumbers and chopped mint leaves into each cavity and carefully cover them with water, filling them until all completely full. Repeat until all ice cube cavities are filled. Add the tray(s) to the freezer and freeze for 3-4 hours (or overnight) until ice is formed.


  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients (stirring them to combine) and bring to a boil, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.


  • In a mason jar or bowl, add the cucumber slices, lemon juice, and cooled ginger mint simple syrup, mulling the cucumbers until completely broken down. Stir.
  • Assemble the mocktail(s): For each mocktail, fill a good cocktail glass (11 oz. or so) with a few cucumber mint ice cubes and pour half the amount of the mocktail mixture (omit the mulled cucumber) and top with ginger beer until glass(es) is ¾ filled. Add cucumber slices, lemon wedges, and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • SERVING SIZE: To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.
  • ALCOHOL: If you'd like to keep this recipe dairy-free, but want to spruce things up with alcohol, feel free to add 1 ounce of rum, vodka, etc.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.4mg


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