A cucumber mint spritzer may look fancy, but anyone with a blender can make this fizzy summertime drink happen. Since we’re skipping out on the booze in favor of non-alcoholic wine, you can serve it to anyone, too.
It’s a little bit mojito — or faux-jito, really — without the need to muddle anything. Move over, smoothies.
Storing & Serving
This refreshing mocktail tastes best on warm summer days, so feel free to add ice cubes to your glass for this spritz. We like whiskey glasses for serving, but stemless wine glasses work, too.
At just 2 servings, you’ll likely finish this recipe shortly after you’re done pouring. If you want to make a bigger batch, just note that infused waters and mocktails with fresh produce come with an expiration date.
How long does a cucumber mint spritzer last in the fridge? A cucumber mint spritzer doesn’t last long in the refrigerator. Serve your spritzer immediately, or keep it chilled for up to 24 hours. A tightly sealed container works best for storing mocktails.
Substitutions for Every Season
This spritz is easy to change up depending on your tastes or the season of your next sober party.
- Strawberry Mint Spritzer: Summer is peak strawberry season. If you’re not into cucumber, mix some strawberries with your fresh mint for a more fruit-forward version. Watermelon’s a delight, too.
- Cucumber-Apple Fizz: Add apple juice or blended apples, and this mocktail’s ready for fall. Squeeze in lemon juice or lime juice to avoid getting too sweet.
- L.A. Winter Mocktail: Southern California winters stay mild, so those folks are sipping on cucumber drinks all year. The classic prep calls for cucumber vodka, but seek out a non-alcoholic spirit, instead. Add club soda, seltzer, or sparkling water for extra fizz.
Cucumber anything is excellent with light dishes. Think flatbreads and pesto pastas, heavy on the veg. If you want a similar flavor profile, try this mocktail with appetizers featuring fresh herbs, like Caprese skewers or bruschetta bites with basil.
Cucumber Mint Spritzer Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
Serving Size: 8 oz
- One bottle Surely Sparkling Brut
- 1/2 cup cucumber slices (a common cucumber or English cucumber will do)
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Add mint and cucumber to a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Mix on high until smooth.*
- Divide and pour cucumber/mint purée into 2 glasses.
- Top with chilled Brut and give it a good stir.
- Garnish with extra mint leaves and sliced cucumber. Mint sprigs also add a nice touch.
*If you don’t like the consistency of your cucumber juice, use a strainer on your liquid and discard solids you don’t want in your finished drink.
Cucumber Mint Spritzer Nutrition Facts
- Calories: 22
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbs: 3 g
- Fiber: 0g
- Net Carbs: 3 g
- Protein: 0 g
You’re sipping on more than jazzed-up cucumber water with this one. It’s a non-alcoholic beverage low on carbohydrates, with no fat or cholesterol. Veggies like cucumbers are a great hydration source and give you a dose of vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, too.
Yummy Non-Alcoholic Wine Recipes
- French 75 Mocktail
- Virgin Mimosa
- Non-Alcoholic Bellini
- Non-Alcoholic Sangria
- Virgin White Wine Spritzer
- Virgin Frosé
- Red Wine Spritzer
Make it a Virgin, Every Time.
Mocktails like this one are even easier to whip up at home (or wherever) than the usual cocktails. You don’t have to worry about picking up alcohol. They’re also better for you and perfect for events like baby showers with a mixed crowd.
Imagine the relief on the face of that mommy-to-be when you hand her this pregnancy-safe mocktail. Mint helps with pregnancy nausea, by the way.