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Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

This spiced cucumber drink is refreshing, citrusy and festive any time of year!

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

Serve up Spicy Cucumber Mocktails with lime juice and jalapeños for alcohol-free drinks that satisfy any time of day. 

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

 This new mocktail recipe is a total winner. It's citrusy and bright, with crunch and hydration from fresh cucumber. Ginger beer adds a touch of sweetness and fizz so the drink feels celebratory with no alcohol necessary. 

These Spicy Cucumber Mocktails are by far one of my top favorite mocktails this summer and I'll have it on repeat for as long as cucumber and lime are in season. They're so spicyeasy to make, refreshingquick to whip together, and a fun sip experience for adults and children alike (reducing the jalapeños, of course).

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

Ingredients for Cucumber-Jalapeño Mocktails 

The ingredients for this spicy and refreshing non-alcoholic drink are simple:

  • Limes. Fresh lime juice makes all the difference in these drinks to brighten them up!
  • Jalapeños. Remove the seeds for less spice in your mocktails
  • Cucumbers. Any kind of cake will work!
  • Raw honey. Feel free to use a different liquid sweetener if you like. And see my guide to The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes for more ideas. 
  • Ginger beer. This adds a nice amount of fizz and extra ginger spice. It's alcohol-free!

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

Serving Suggestions for Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

I love to garnish my glasses with plenty of fresh herbs and produce. For these Spicy Cucumber Mocktail, I like to add ribbons of fresh cucumber, lime slices and jalapeños to each glass. A sprig of rosemary also adds a nice herby garnish and some height. 

Big-Batch Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

To make these alcohol-free drinks for a crowd, simply scale the recipe up as needed. If you’re serving these over some time, it’s best to keep the pitcher in the fridge so that things stay nice and cool.

Garnish Ideas

To put a finishing touch on your spicy cucumber mocktail, I recommend lime wedges, sliced cucumbers, jalapeños,  and fresh mint leaves or rosemary sprigs. 

How to Sweeten This Mocktail

For a simple sweetener, just use honey if you're not vegan. For a vegan option----feel free to use pure maple syrup or agave syrup or a simple syrup.

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

More Easy Mocktail Recipes

These non-alcoholic drinks are a hit at parties for any occasion: 

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

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Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

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Spicy cucumber mocktails are a delicious and satisfying alcohol-free drink with fresh lime juice and jalapenos.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

MOCKTAILS:

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 limes, freshly-squeezed
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled + chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ginger beer, for topping

GARNISH:

  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

TO MAKE MOCKTAILS:

  • In a bowl, add the chopped jalapeños and cucumbers along with the lime juice, mulling (crushing) it together until jalapeños and cucumbers are mostly broken down. Add the water and honey and stir until combined. Add a pinch of sea salt for heightened flavor. NOTE: Add additional sweetener if needed.
  • ASSEMBLY: For each drink, fill an 4-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add ½ cup of the mocktail mixture. Garnish with lime wedges, chopped jalapeños, and sliced cucumbers, and top with ginger beer until filled completely. Add a rosemary sprig, if desired.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. 
  • SWEETENER: Instead of honey, you can always use Agave or maple syrup or create a simple syrup by boiling water with organic cane sugar to sweeten.
  • MAKE AHEAD: You can make the mocktail mixture up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container. The day off, simply slice/chop fruit and assemble.
  • SERVING: To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.

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