Summer Night Cocktail

Summer Nights Cocktail (SO good as a cocktail or a mocktail!) www.abeautifulmess.com  This cocktail is inspired by a recent trip I took to Palm Springs. I found this drink at the Ace Hotel called The Desert Facial. It was super refreshing, the perfect poolside drink! So I started making a version of it at home. It’s my favorite summer drink!

One of the best things about this drink is that it tastes just as amazing as a mocktail! If you’re hosting a party with a mix of people who do and don’t drink, just make a pitcher of this but leave the Rum on the side for people to add if they like!

Summer Nights Cocktail (SO good as a cocktail or a mocktail!) www.abeautifulmess.com Summer Nights Cocktail, makes one.

1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup fresh cucumber juice
10 fresh mint leaves
1.5 ounces white rum

Combine all ingredients and stir to combine. Pour over ice and serve! This is a great cocktail to make ahead. You can easily quadruple the recipe and store in a small pitcher until you are ready to serve guests later that day.

Summer Nights Cocktail (SO good as a cocktail or a mocktail!) www.abeautifulmess.comSummer Nights Cocktail (SO good as a cocktail or a mocktail!) www.abeautifulmess.com   Enjoy! And if you like this, check out our tips for making fancy two toned drinks! xo. elsie

P.S. We’ve gotten a few questions about how to make cucumber juice. There are two main options. First, if you own a juicer then, of course, you can simply juice raw cucumbers. If you don’t own a juicer you can still make fresh juice—here’s how. First cube your vegetable or fruit into bite size pieces (discarding any peels, or rinds). Place in a blender or food processor and puree. Pour the mixture into a fine mesh sieve and use a spoon to press the pulp into the mesh, releasing as much juice as you can. I usually have a large bowl set under my sieve, so I don’t miss any of the juice.

Photos by Ryan Strong. See more photos from our back porch party here.

  • These look super tasty. And the paper straws are really cute!, I haven’t seen orange ones before. Can’t wait to give this cocktail a try. It seems like the perfect drink for summer 🙂

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • This looks super delicious and refreshing for the summertime heat in Arizona! Thanks for sharing! x

  • It’s great with gin, too (had it last night–I’m not a big rum fan)…and I’m sure tequila would work wonderfully as well. So refreshing! thanks for sharing!

  • Yummy !

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  • This sounds soooo good!
    I am allergic to pineapple so won’t be trying it. Although I sure would risk an attack for these

  • Thanks for sharing how you juice your cucumber for this! I don’t have a juicer, so I’ll be giving this method a try. This sounds super refreshing! 🙂

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  • This looks absolutely delicious, with or without rum! 🙂

    -Naomi
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  • Oooh yum yum yum! I’ve never had cucumber juice…
    Looks good though!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • In Belgium you don’t work with ounces for beverages. Would you know how much liter it would be?

  • Refreshing drink! Perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing my dear 🙂 It’s good that it can be a mock tail too!

    Lulu xx

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  • Yum, how great! And cucumber juice sounds so refreshing. Would love to try this.

    Best,
    Danielle
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    But I just gotta know, what’s up with all the Jarritos drinks? Do you just happen to love it? Or is it a plug? Just curious….

  • That looks delicious right about now, I just may have to make that this weekend.. its too hot here in TX! Also, that wooden arrow spoon is so cool, where can i get one?!

  • Sounds yummy. I’m going to try this one out on my gal pals. Sitting around the pool sipping on this will be refreshing.

  • I loveee drinks with cucumber, it adds such a refreshing, cool flavor. This looks delicious!

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  • mm i would love to drink that..so summery..http://underthestarsandsun.blogspot.com/

  • So perfect! Love that it can be a mocktail as well!

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  • This might seem like a silly question but, do you need a juicer to make cucumber juice? I totally want to make this cocktail but I don’t have that appliance!

  • Sounds like a great drink. I usually love drinks with pineapple juice, so I might like this one too.

  • I’ve never heard of silver rum!

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  • Yum! Also, I love that arrow ladle/stirrer in your jug! Where did you get it?

    – Ally x

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  • Mmm sounds relish, will defo be trying this one xxx

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  • I’m always looking for new summer drink and I’ll try this tonight!

  • It’s a glorious summers day here and this would be the perfect accompaniment.

  • Oh it sounds so good, will have to make it when it starts to get warmer here in New Zealand!

    Carina xx
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  • Sounds yummy! Never tried cucumber juice before? I assume it’s like cucumber water? Looking forward to trying it!

    xx Jess
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  • Pineapple and cucumber, oh my! Sounds amazing thank you for sharing!

  • This sounds delicious. I think I would also be great to make it with out the rum and add a bit of sparkling water for a kids party. The basic drink itself just sounds delicious.

    Mana
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