Serve up Spicy Cucumber Mocktails with lime juice and jalapeños for alcohol-free drinks that satisfy any time of day.
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 spicy, easy to make, refreshing, quick to whip together, and a fun sip experience for adults and children alike (reducing the jalapeños, of course).
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
Ginger beer. This adds a nice amount of fizz and extra ginger spice. It's alcohol-free!
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.
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.
More Easy Mocktail Recipes
These non-alcoholic drinks are a hit at parties for any occasion:
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.