Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler

Blueberry Cucumber SparklerDuring the summertime I tend to gravitate toward lighter cocktails with fresh ingredients. This cocktail is simple, refreshing, and can be easily customized with your favorite fruits and herbs. Today I chose cucumber, mint, and blueberries. On other days I’ve also tried strawberries, blackberries, cilantro, rosemary, and grapefruit (not all at the same time, of course!). Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite flavor combinations.

Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler, serves one.

fresh blueberries
cucumber slices
lime
club soda
gin
simple syrup

Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler In a tall glass combine 1 1/2 ounces gin, 3/4 ounce simple syrup (you can always add more, but this is a good starting point), ice, and club soda. Squeeze the juice of half a lime. Mix with a long spoon or straw. Taste test and add more lime juice or sweetener if you like.

Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler Garnish by filling the glass with fresh cucumber slices, mint leaves, and blueberries. Enjoy!

Cheers to a refreshing day! xx- Elsie

Credits // Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • fresh blueberries
  • cucumber slices
  • lime
  • club soda
  • gin
  • simple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a tall glass combine 1 1/2 ounces gin, 3/4 ounce simple syrup (you can always add more, but this is a good starting point), ice, and club soda. Squeeze the juice of half a lime. Mix with a long spoon or straw. Taste test and add more lime juice or sweetener if you like.
  2. Garnish by filling the glass with fresh cucumber slices, mint leaves, and blueberries.
  • This looks so good, its just coming out of winter and I have found myself craving non-alcoholic versions (although alcoholic works too!) of drinks like this. Thank you for this recipe! I tried this and subbed the gin for lemonade and used raspberries, mint and clementine slices, it was so good!
    ambermarie

  • Prairie Organic Spirits has a great cucumber infused vodka
    http://prairievodka.com/products/

  • Yum! This cocktail looks delicious and the pictures are gorgeous!
    Cheers,
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  • This looks amazing! I have to give this a try

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  • Oh my. This looks terrifically refreshing. Perfect to sip on as the summer sun sets. :] // http://www.itscarmen.com ☼

  • I love the combo of gin & cucumber- so perfect for summer! I’ve been mixing up cocktails with cucumber soda like crazy 🙂

  • Sounds so refreshing! I love anything with cucumber in it ;).

    Tamara
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  • You could eliminate the liquor all together! I”m sure it’s still just as refreshing! 🙂

  • these sound delicious!
    so refreshing and summery, perfect for the hot august weather we’ve been having 🙂

  • It is so hot right now and this looks soooo refreshing!!! Where are my cucumbers? I need one now!
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  • This looks so light and refreshing..

    xo

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  • Is photo #3 a necessary step? Lol. Its a cute photo. Can’t wait to try.

  • Oh wow… that looks divine. And so simple! definitely going to give this a try!
    Ekaete xx

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  • I enjoy ordering cucumber sparklers, but have never tried making one at home. This seems so simple!

    Lessons By Love (And Wine)

  • I’ll be making this one on late night summer parties for sure!
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  • This looks like the definition of refreshing! What a great combination!

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  • Cucumber is my FAVORITE addition to cocktails because it makes them taste so fresh! I love how simple this recipe is too, so I don’t need to spend tons of extra money on specialized liquors.

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • You can’t beat a bit of cucumber in a cocktail! I’m feeling refreshed just thinking about it.

  • Looks tasty! That picture of the blueberries, cukes, and mint on the granite is such a cool natural pattern. Didn’t realize it was going to be alcoholic when I clicked out of Bloglovin, but I’ll definitely take it ;D.

    -E

  • This looks heavenly! I, oddly enough, only like cucumber when it’s infused into water or some sort of cocktail. Can’t wait to try this!

  • This looks DELICIOUS but my partner and I both loathe gin. I am hoping the juniper flavor isn’t key and it will be just as tasty with vodka. Hmm, only one way to find out. It’s not too early, right? 😉

  • At first I thought .. oh, a nice combo I can take to work, until I saw the bottle of vodka .. lol.

    Oh, well .. now the beverage is even better! Only .. I can’t take it to work .. lol.

    Monica.

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