Father's Day

Cucumber Basil Spritzer

May 31, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This was inspired by a cucumber basil mojito that I had at Cuba Libre. I loved the drink and wanted to recreate it at home for our Memorial Day cookout, but it was too hot for booze.

This drink can be served over ice, but I prefer to chill my ingredients instead.

Serve with a garnish of lime and cucumber. —HealthyDelicious

What You'll Need
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 Basil leaves
  • 32 ounces club soda
  1. Add the cucumber and 1/4 cup water to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the cucumber is liquified.
  2. Make lime simple syrup by combining sugar, lime zest, and remaining water in a small saucepan.Heat until sugar has melted. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. To make the drink: place 2 basil leaves, juice from 1/2 a lime, and 1 Tbs of your simple syrup in the bottom of a glass. Use the back of a spoon to muddle the basil. Add 2 Tbs cucumber puree and top with 8 oz club soda. Stir gently to mix.

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8 Reviews

I just made my first Spritzer! This is Amazingly Refreshing! Love, Love, Love it!
Kitchen B. June 10, 2011
Stunning photo looking down on the jar. Great idea for a drink shot. And love the red straw and purple background. Inspired.
Beautiful, M. June 1, 2011
What pretty photos! And the drink sounds cooling and refreshing.
susan G. May 31, 2011
Your photo is cooling in itself. I'm looking forward to a summer full of relief, thanks to these wonderful drinks.
HealthyDelicious June 1, 2011
Thanks! I was trying to go for that with the photo... glad I succeeded! :)
BlueKaleRoad May 31, 2011
Some of my favorite flavors, and what a lovely photo!
HealthyDelicious June 1, 2011
Thank you!
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
I love how clean and simple this is!