Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I am sharing a new Cucumber and Mint Infused Vodka Cocktail with you all. The ingredients I chose are all about their freshness and green color for this delightful spring cocktail.
I must admit that is currently hard for me to be thinking about spring right now as we have almost 2 feet of snow outside in Denver as I type this post. UGH!!
One of my favorite things about going to the spa is the refreshing cucumber water which is common to be served while you are waiting for a treatment. I am not fond of just drinking water plain. I usually just add lemon or lime to it, but adding some cucumber is such a special treat.
This is a sponsored post, but the recipe and my commentary are all my own.
For this cocktail, I am trying a new vodka...Koskenkorva. Since the hubby and I are vodka connoisseurs over here, we always love trying new vodkas. Koskenkorva is located in Finland where they grow the barley to distill the vodka. It is gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. We were delighted by the “clean” smooth vodka they have developed with their state-of-the-art distilling process.
If you would like to see where you can buy this vodka throughout the world, CLICK HERE for your options.
How to make this Cucumber and Mint Infused Vodka Cocktail
This cocktail involves two main steps. First, making the infused vodka (ahead of time…3-5 days ahead), and then putting together the drink to serve to you and your guests after the vodka has taken on its new yummy flavoring.
So, let’s start with how to infuse the vodka. This is super easy to do. Time and a dark cabinet do all of the work. I like to use mason jars when I am infusing vodka because of the tight seal you can get, but you could really use any type of glass container. I used my 64 oz. wide mouth Ball Mason Jar for this recipe.
For this first step, I simply filled my mason jar with slices of one peeled and sliced seedless cucumber and about 1/2 cup of fresh mint. Don’t be shy here with the amount you use. I have specified how much I used in the recipe card below.
Next, just add the vodka to the container, shake well, and store it in a dark cabinet for 3 – 5 days. For this recipe, I used the entire 750 mils bottle of the Koskenkorva vodka. That is a little over 3 cups. I shake the container about once a day to help the process along.
Once the vodka is fully infused with cucumber and mint flavors, it is time to put the cocktail together…this is the fun part!
Putting the Cucumber and Mint Infused Cocktail together…
For this recipe, I am making this cocktail for two (since it just the two of us empty nesters here). First, you need to drain the infused vodka into a new container and discard the cucumbers and mint (I dispose of mine in my disposal to create a fresh smell in my kitchen sink! BONUS!).
The only other ingredients you will need are some simple syrup, club soda or sparkling water, lime, and mint, and cucumber for garnish.
NOTE: Even though the recipe states that it takes 3-5 days to make this cocktail, that is only to allow time for the flavors to infuse the vodka so don’t let that scare you. To make the actual cocktail itself only takes minutes. Since this recipe makes about 3 cups of the infused vodka, making the cocktail in the future will take only minutes because you have already knocked out the first step!
Cucumber and Mint Infused Vodka Cocktail
This refreshing Cucumber and Mint Infused Vodka Cocktail is perfect to serve your guests or just enjoy yourself!
- 1 large Seedless English Cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Fresh Mint pinched off
- 1 750 mil Bottle of Vodka approximately 3 cups
- 1 tsp Simple Syrup I use Rosie's or you can make it yourself
- 2 wedges Lime
- 1 splash Club Soda or Sparkling water to taste
Peel and slice the cucumber and place into a mason jar or other air-tight glass container.
Add fresh pinched mint.
Pour in vodka, seal, and shake vigorously.
Place in a dark cabinet for 3 – 5 days (shaking once or twice a day) to infuse the flavors.
Once the vodka is infused, strain it, discard cucumbers and mint, and pour back into the jar for storage.
For the cocktail, pour two ounces over ice into a serving glass.
Add simple syrup, a splash of club soda or sparkling water.
Top off cocktail with a fresh squeeze of lime.
Garnish with a slice of cucumber and fresh mint.
Even though the recipe states that it takes 3-5 days to make this cocktail, that is only to allow time for the flavors to infuse the vodka so don’t let that scare you. To make the actual cocktail itself only takes minutes. Since this recipe makes about 3 cups of the infused vodka, making the cocktail in the future will take only minutes because you have already knocked out the first step!
Here are some of the products (and some similar ones) that I used to create this cocktail…
Again, if you would like to see where you can buy this vodka throughout the world, CLICK HERE for your options. You can also check out some of my other cocktail creations by clicking on the links below…
Especially with spring and summer approaching, this refreshing Cucumber and Mint Infused Vodka Cocktail is a must to try! Once things warm up around here, I will be making larger batches of this infused vodka for sure! Have you ever made your own infused vodka?!